I Went to Church on the Water, and God Met Me

In the beautiful.
In the broken.
In the sorrow.
In the grace.
In the forgiveness.
In the thanksgiving.

Church can be found anywhere we hold
a moment forever in time with God.
Anywhere our heart meets His.

Because God?
God meets you where you want to meet Him. Where you need to meet Him. Where you think He cannot find you, for anything on this Earth.

And, our Father?
He will come to you 100% of the time.
No questions asked.
With grace-filled arms.
And unconditional forgiveness.

He finds you in your glory.
And He rediscovers you in your shame.
He seeks you through your unbearable pain.
And wipes your tear-stained cheeks.
He shields your fear of others’ judgment.
And having all eyes on you.

He pursues you through your darkest hour,
when you question whether He even exists.
As thoughts of shame flood your soul.

All while whispering to your weary heart that He knows. He understands. And He will never for once leave you.

There is not a moment when He doesn’t meet you. And, never for once, does He require a church pew, for that meeting to take place.

Because His absolutely favorite places to find you, are those moments when you very least expect to encounter Him—in the quiet and unexpected—in the broken and the lost—and in life’s messiest moments of all—just between you and Him.

No questions asked.
Always and forever.
For an eternity to come.


This post originally appeared at Gracefully Woven by Elizabeth Spenner, published with permission. 

Elizabeth Spenner
Elizabeth Spennerhttps://www.gracefullywoven.net/
Elizabeth Spenner is a former elementary teacher and now a stay-at-home mama to six little ones. She writes as a faithful inspiration to other women, and most especially mothers, on her blog, at www.gracefullywoven.net Liz loves spending with her family, outside as often as possible, as well as sneaking a few moments to herself with a run or her stash of dark chocolate.

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