Thursday, January 8, 2009

Finding God

Originally posted on MySpace, Jan 8, 2009

Current mood:curious

This is something I wrote as a comment on someone's blog. It may sound vain, but I wanted to keep this thought and therefore I am making it into its own blog.

Many years ago my cousin and I were racing toward a beach to watch the sun go down. It was an amazing sunset. My cousin, who is (or was-I don't know her current status) an atheist said, "If anything could make me believe in a God, it is this sunset, right now." I have never forgotten her comment over 30 years ago.

There is a large tree which grows very close to my bedroom window. In these winter months it is naked of leaves and this morning its branches drip with rain. Every day I wake up and watch the tree in amazement, as even as it slumbers, it is filled with the wonder of life. Some days squirrels are racing through it, chasing each other and tumbling over themselves. They are amazing acrobats, virtually flying from branch to branch at times. This morning tiny little birds were playing leap frog in the rain, flitting over and around each other from branch to twig. How can I watch these shows and not believe in a higher power?

In Christianity we believe that 'the only path to God is through Jesus.' I am I Christian, but I think this statement is not true. God may have sent his son to lead people to him, but I think if this is the case, he also sent Buddah and Muhammed and many other ways to find him/her.... if God can be regarded as a 'being.' No single way is "the" right way, and probably no one way is wrong if it leads you to God. I believe it's a matter of discovering how God is trying to reach us individually and allowing all others to find God in their own way, without judgement.

Who is God and in what form does God reach out to us? It's a subject that I find fascinating. I have two people very close to me who are very near the end of their lives. I think it's important to know what you believe in a time like this.

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    2 years ago


    I have long felt that the concept of "God" is best found in nature, whether it's the ocean, sun, stars, earth, rocks, rivers, trees, flowers, birds, furry little creatures or what have you. I often feel that my cats are the most eloquent argument there is for proving the existence of God. How can such precious little beings have been created by anything less than a higher power? :o)

    2 years ago

      Betsy Gully

      God in Nature or as Nature is exactly what the blog I commented on was about. I think it's very true. We can't possibly understand who or what God is with our feeble little brains, but I think while human-kind is seeking God out, God is coming at us in millions of forms. It's up to each individual to 'see' and become aware of it. Therefore, no religion is wrong as each is God's way of seeking us, albiet man has screwed around with it too much and incremented far too many 'rules.'

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