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Emmanuel? Where are you?!January 29th, 2013
Already it seems 2013 has a lot to answer for!Â Too many health problems, vehicle problems, school problems, work problems these last three weeks.Â The long grey work days arenâ€™t helping!Â Emmanuel, where did you GO?!
While fighting the flu last week I was also trying to prepare for the start of a regional World Religions class.Â We wonderfully had LOTS of people coming â€¦but then I learned that all the physical set up was going to fall on me â€“ by my lonesome, flu or no flu.Â Nope, I wasnâ€™t thrilled.
By chance came a call from a coworker about another topicâ€¦which turned into concern over how I was doingâ€¦ which turned into an unexpected offer to go set up the room himself.Â Oh, bless!!Â In doing so another coworker was encouraged to set out coffeepots and refreshments for meâ€¦bless, bless.Â
Emmanuel, God Still With Us, strikes again!
God With Us showed up again in the grocery store later that week.Â It must be I donâ€™t get out enough, but I have to wonder at the somber faces Kroger seems to create.Â So, I was amused and delighted to encounter a thirty-something smiling father, who gleefully rolled his cart down the aisle to converse with me about the benefits of homemade vs. canned soup. and to share with a previous stranger some photos of his obviously adored, if not sleeping very well, seven-week-old son.Â Bless, Emmanuel, God still with us!
Today, in one of the most serious bastions of American bureaucracy, the post office, Emmanuel struck again.Â The vehicular-disaster monster was on the loose, and in a hurry to get home so a son could take off for school, I accidentally mailed an unstamped bill that was to be hand-delivered.Â Oh, blast!Â Â A frazzled me was able to get in touch with an understanding postmaster who not only went out in the cold rain to search through a mailboxâ€™ content, but who then tracked me down to tell me the good news of a successful find. Â Â Bless, bless, BLESS!Â Â
Emmanuel, God is with us â€“ still – in the moments of compassion, understanding, and respect we show each other.Â If you seek him, you will find him still! Â For the Christmas holidays may be over for the year, but the Incarnation lives on in each of us, if we allow it.Â Allow it! Bless, Emmanuel, bless.
Photo Credit: Light after Darkness, Used under Creative Commons Licensing, flickr/JD Photography