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The Everywhereness of God

"This is my Father's world, the birds their carols raise; The morning light, the lily white, Declare their Maker's praise This is my Father's World; He shines in all that's fair. In the rustling grass I hear Him pass. He speaks to me everywhere"
This old hymn expresses a wondrous truth.  The Bible is full of testimonies to the everywhereness of God.  Our awesome and holy God speaks through burning bushes and braying donkeys.  He sends messages through storms and rainbows and earthquakes and dreams.  Garrison Keillor, award winning writer, representative of Lutheran subculture, and host of Prairie Home Companion writes, "God speaks in ordinary things like cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, and tending animals, in sweet corn, flowers, sports, music, books, and raising kids - all the places where the gravy soaks in and grace shines through."      In the busyness of the weeks ahead ( for many in this communit…