God of the Small Things – Day One

Are we waiting and looking for God to do the “Big Thing”?

Do we miss him in the small things?

Lets not get so distracted looking for what we’re expecting, that we miss what God is doing…

Let’s not confuse hype with God’s real presence.

Today, I will look for the small things.

From the dead stump a new shoot will grow


may I not get so busy

looking for what I’m expecting,

searching for what I want to see,

looking over my shoulder instead of ahead,

missing what is past rather than seeing what is to come,

that I miss you.

God in small things,

God in all things.


  • What small sign have you seen today that God is present in your life?


This year for Advent, some friends and I are using Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen.   You’re welcome to join us on this journey.  Feel free to comment here, or on Twitter using #adventbookclub

~ by pamjw on December 1, 2012.

5 Responses to “God of the Small Things – Day One”

  1. Small thing – well, big things really that we often take for granted: friends to share the small things with. And cars and good roads to visit them.

  2. Day 1: My thoughts: http://www.likeasthehart.me.uk/2012/12/advent-book-club-day-1/

  3. […] So now I’m going off to read Pam’s “Day 1″ reflection. […]

  4. Here’s mine: http://drbexl.co.uk/2012/12/01/adventbookclub-day-1/ 🙂

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