Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote
“Earth’s crammed with heaven
each common bush aflame with God
Yet only he (sic) who sees, take off his (sic) shoes.”
If Divine Presence is everywhere (“every common bush”)
then can it be surmised that there is *nowhere* that God isn’t?
I love the word ‘nowhere’.
It can say “no where” (it cannot be found)
It can say “now here” (it is evident)
Many want to believe in miracles. yet few believe they exist.
To them, miracles are “no where.”
Maybe they are looking for the magnificent, the stupendous, the WOW
and miss the miracle-in-the-ordinary – the “now here.”
When we take our shoes off and become like a child about to wade into a cool brook
we see … the minnows in the water … the eagle flying overhead … the smile on the faces of those around us
… the Divine in the ordinary, the commonplace, the mundane, the “every common bush.”
Which is it for you … are miracles “no where” or “now here”?
Shoes on? Shoes off?
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