During a children's moments in worship a long time ago I talked with the kids about a God-moment. I was interested in how our children experience God-moments in their homes. Sometimes we feel that a God-moment has to be a religious, churchy moment. But God-moments happen to us every day. And they are not always joyful, happy moments. Sometimes a God-moment can happen after a car accident, or when we learn that a loved one has died, or when our families can't seem to stop arguing and fighting.
Do you have a tendency to experience God only when life is going well for you? For some folks the reverse is true. They find it hard to think about God personally acting in their lives until a crisis engulfs them.
During worship a young child was misbehaving. The parents did their best to maintain order in the pew but were losing the battle. Finally the father picked the little fellow up and walked sternly up the aisle on his way out. Just before reaching the safety of the foyer the child called loudly to the congregation, "Pray for me! Pray for me!"
God-moments are right before our eyes even as you read this. Our job is to notice and be aware.
My prayers are with you all as you lead your church and community through the passion of Holy Week. May we all be ready to experience many God-moments.
Grace and peace,