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Where do you see God?

07.17.17 | Sunday Into Monday | by Rev. Patti Napier

Where do you see God?

    We have heard from so many who are truly enjoying the music and messages in the current series, "126th and Broadway". If you have missed any of the services, you can click here to watch, or go to the Live Feed section of the Carmel UMC mobile app to catch up.  The pastoral staff has had fun developing this series too.

    In the secular world, where we live so much of our daily lives, I think that it is important for all of us to deliberately look for God in ordinary places. He is there if you just look.

    In God's world, God's summer creation, while you are spending wonderful days outside on the mountains, on the beach, at parks, your own backyard, remember, God created that just for you! So the question is...do you see Him?

    In the arts, the same question applies. Through the arts we are blessed to experience amazing creativity through the gifts and blessings of an artist whether that person paints, draws, sings, plays an instrument, knits, quilts, or any other of the many artistic expressions, I ask…who do you see?

    Sometimes God in the midst may be very obvious; for example, the musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" is truly a story of God at work. As we look to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ offering hope and redemption for the human condition through select musicals, like Les Misèrables, I hope to challenge you to continue to notice and celebrate God's presence and messages all around us. It's there...just put on the eyes and mindset of God!!

    Blessings, Patti

    Rev. Patti Napier
    Senior Pastor
    Carmel UMC

     "The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

                               I Corinthians 15:56-7