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Finding God in the Here and Now

We are often inspired by stories of holy people and doubt that we would ever hear God’s voice or experience God’s awesomeness in a burning bush. Yet God probably spoke to the prophets and saints in the most ordinary ways. Elizabeth Barret Browning expresses it best in her poem “Aurora Leigh”.

Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees takes off his shoes –
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries,
And daub their natural faces unaware… 

Not a blackberry bush, but a bush crammed with juniper berries in a desert "afire with God"

Pay Attention!!

Posted by opreach on April 19, 2012

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