Read 1 Kings 19:11-13
The LORD says, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
After an hour's tour, we shuffled back to our room. We were on the balcony overlooking the ocean, nursing our disappointment, when a small spray of water announced the presence of a whale. No fountain of water, or leap from the surface announced the whale's presence, but the moment thrilled my heart.
I was reminded of Elijah desperately looking for a mighty God in the wind, quaking earth, and fire, only to find God instead in a gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:12). How often do we look for the spectacular, only to discover that God was with us in the ordinary all the time, waiting to be found? We can hear God's voice in a phone call from a friend. We see God's concern in Bible verses that guide us in daily situations. We feel God's touch comforting us in dark nights. We see God revealed quietly in our lives.
Evelyn Beck (Washington, USA)
God's extraordinary goodness comes to us in ordinary days.