Passages - December 3, 2009
Looking at God

By Pr. Rod Kvamme
Seeley Lake

A young mother tells this story. She saw her eight-year old son busy with a project in the back yard. First he dragged a large telescope out of the garage. He then pointed the scope at the darkening sky and got a lawn chair he could stand on to look through the scope. When he began peering through the eyepiece, his mother said, “What are you doing?” The boy answered, “I am looking at God.”
I just got through spending part of the afternoon looking at God. The sky was dark and threatening most of the day. But in mid-afternoon, a brilliant ribbon of sunlight lit up the Swan Range. I sat in my office for nearly an hour noting how the dark sky threatened to hide the trees and canyons. But the strip of sunshine showed the trees, snow and rough terrain as though they were appearing on a special stage for onlookers to see. I was happy to be part of the audience viewing the scene. I was looking at God.
I now have a better idea of what King David expressed in Psalm 19, “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” (Psalm 19:1-4)
Montana is not heaven, but you can see glimpses of it from here. In this world we are unable to see God in all His glory, but we can get a peek at Him now and then. When that happens, don’t be bashful about sharing your experience of looking at God.


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