Sermonette: God is always with you
It might surprise you where and how you can connect with God. And as much as you can, I hope you connect with God in a Christian community.
Last spring I stumbled upon a quote from writer Kosuke Koyama that God moves at three miles per hour. Upon first reading this many thoughts and questions swirled in my mind. How did they come to this conclusion? Why three miles an hour? That feels like an awful slow pace for God, don’t you think? But as I read more about this, I realized the metaphor. The idea that God moves at three miles an hour is because on average humans walk at three miles an hour. God became human through Jesus so that he might be with us. That means moving at our speed. Do I really think God is confined to moving at three miles per hour? Well, no. But I do think God is always with us.
God is with you no matter where you are. No matter the last time you went to church. No matter where you find yourself this summer. No matter what situation you are in. No matter how far God may seem to you. The truth is, God is with you.
I encourage you to be on the lookout for God in your midst. It might surprise you where and how you can connect with God. And as much as you can, I hope you connect with God in a Christian community. But in between Sundays, on your travels, in your workplace, at your doctor’s appointments, and in your everyday moments, know that God goes with you and God is near to you and God desires relationship with you. May that truth comfort you today and in the days ahead.