Jul 18, 2019

The 1 place I didn’t expect to find God

So I can’t believe that I haven’t blogged in two whole weeks… I shudder to think of it…so I’m not!  

 I’m back…after intense packing of course traveling our little family is back from vacation where we got to go to Presque Isle and Niagra Falls.  

My husband and I taking in the sand and water of Presque Isle!

The former was the relaxing portion and the latter was the “trip” part which was more work for my husband and I as we navigated buses and walked a lot with three little ones in tow.

But it was all worth it.  Despite the lack of sleep, the confusion and tantrums I still was grateful.  This trip helped me get back on track in my prayer life and not just as I lay awake all night saying "why won't they sleep?!" As with any relationship my relationship with God has gone through a valley…so it leads me to search for Him and I find myself lift to Him multiple times a day saying “God where are you?” Especially when my kids are pushing me to my wits end!

Little did I know it but I would find God on this trip out of the mouths of some teenagers.

One of our days in Niagra we dropped down 125 feet underground and walked through 130 year old tunnels to stare behind the scenes at the thunderous roar of the falls.

The power of the rushing water of Niagra Falls!

More than 168,000 cubic metres (6 million cubic ft.) of water go over the crestline of the falls every minute during peak daytime tourist hours.  As I was feeling the vibration of so much water rush right before my eyes some teenagers walked past me…one sighed and said to the other “It’s just more water there’s nothing to see.”  

I was floored.  I mean on one hand they were absolutely right, it was just “more water” but did they not see the intensity that was literally shaking the tunnels under their feet, or hear the roar of the power of water that has killed and created a force that can generate electricity to spark our many tools that we use daily.

Then I could feel God saying “That is Me.” 

I am always on the search for Him.  And yet I am that teenager in the tunnel that can’t see what is right before me.  Let’s face it that with our time on earth we can only get a glimpse of Who God is and What God can do but I don’t always stop to marvel even at that glimpse because I am busy looking for something else…someone else that can move me.  

My crew right outside the tunnels at Niagra Falls!

But here’s the challenge to acknowledge the glimpse we have and you might will be surprised by God’s power.  After all, schooling your own kids, navigating a situation with family, or going through the daily grind hardly seems like a place where we can see God in our lives.  And yet this is our tunnel and our chance to be moved by the Creator, we just have to ask “Where are you?”  He will show us!

Quiet your hearts my sisters, God is here waiting to show us His power!

- Renee

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