And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14 NRSV)
Read the question again, “Where is God?”
This question is different than the one we are accustom to hearing when there is a natural disaster, school shooting, or the untimely death of a loved one: “Where was God?”
By asking, “Where is God,” we demonstrate our belief that God is and that God has the capacity and desire to be present with us.
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In 1962, the Supreme Court removed prayer from schools. In 1963, it removed the Bible, and in 1980, it removed the Ten Commandments from schools.
However, we should also remember the lone voice of the 1962 decision rendered by Justice Potter Stewart who wrote, "I think that to deny the wish of these school children to join in reciting prayer is to deny them the opportunity of sharing in the spiritual heritage of our Nation. As we'll see, that heritage is quite considerable.”
Where is God? God is within us. God is in the spiritual heritage of our nation. God is in the baby bottles that we fill for Relevant Pregnancy Center. God lives at HACASM, where the hungry are fed and warmth is made possible for those who are cold. God is within us working through us to bless and redeem the world.
Where is God? Right here!