Sometimes God can be found in a cathedral, in a chapel, or in a church building.
Sometimes God can be found in the wilderness, beneath the stars, or beside the ocean.
Sometimes God can be found on a busy sidewalk, in a market, or in a cafe.
Sometimes God can be found in a smile, in a tear, or in a song.
Sometimes God is all around us waiting to be seen.
Sometimes God is hiding in a stranger’s trouble.
Sometimes God is all around us waiting to be heard.
Sometimes God is hiding in a street man’s despair.
Sometimes God can be found in our children, in our friends, and in our family.
Sometimes God is all around us in the darkest, loneliest times.
Sometimes God is in a whisper, in the wind.
Sometimes God is hiding in plain sight, right under our noses.
Sometimes God is right around the corner, in the next surprise.
Sometimes God can be found where we least expect to see Him.
This week was one of those times for me. I wasn’t looking for God. I wasn’t trying to be super spiritual. I wasn’t in a worship gathering or church service.
Just skimming through tweets and facebook statuses, catching up with online life, and I came across a cover song by Adam Young (aka Owl City).
It caught my eye, because I’m not really a fan of Owl City, but I AM a big fan of the song he covered: In Christ Alone by Stuart Townsend and the Gettys.
This isn’t a post about how to plan a worship setlist or how to increase the efficiency of your worship rehearsals or how to tune a guitar to drop D. It’s just a post about how I stumbled across a God moment and it really blessed me. I wasn’t expecting this guy to be exuding the light of Christ, but he does.
Adam Young has the ear of the youth of our generation. He is very talented and out there making music they enjoy. He blogs regularly and talks about his faith in Christ openly. I saw God in him in a way that I rarely see even in fellow worship leaders. Not that I doubt any of my colleagues faith or anything like that, but it was just very encouraging to see a young man who has the world by its tail unashamedly proclaiming his faith in Christ.
No, I don’t think we should make him into some poster child or hold him to a higher standard. I don’t think we should place the onus of converting a generation to Christianity on his shoulders or anything like that. I just really enjoyed listening to this guy sing about Christ. Period.
And I think the Holy Spirit will do the work that He will do while thousands of people listen to Adam Sing about his trust in Christ.
I think you’ll enjoy it as well. After you listen, be sure to read his blog.