From the book of Psalms 139:7-12:
Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,’ even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as day, for darkness is as light with you.
What is God? Who is he? Where does he hide? What form does he take? How can I find him? These are some of the questions that we have certainly asked ourselves, at one time or another, in the silence of our curiosity about the world, nature, the universe, and our life. Whether it’s in the mind of a curious child who wants to understand or in that of an adult desperately seeking answers to the problems of their life, the search for God is a more prevalent subject than we can imagine. Over the years, man has therefore imagined God in various forms, with diverse and varied attitudes which explains the plurality of religions, theology and mythology.
God is Everything; He is the God of what is visible and invisible. Is He present in a particular form? Could He be found in human form, animal form, object form, stone form or exclusively as any kind of spiritual form… ? No because He can take any shape. This truth was revealed to us by Christ through these words: « The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. » (John 3:8). It is therefore right to affirm that God exists within even the simplest things in our lives. He fills up every space of our existence. The process of life itself resides within His body! Everything that has ever existed exists now and will forever exist only through Him! This revelation was made to Apostle Paul: « And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. » (Colossians 1:17).
So if we understand all of this, finding God becomes as simple as paying attention to the most mundane things in life. Certainly, humans have become very complex by nature… And from within this complexity, they search for a God in complicated matters. Worse yet, in a burst of individualistic selfishness, they imagine a God who resembles them and who could be in one place rather than another, in one religious confession rather than another! And yet, isn’t God much simpler? He is both Everything and Nothing, both everywhere and nowhere…
« I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite », says the Lord through the mouth of the Prophet Isaiah (chapter 57:15). God is what is! « I am who I am, » he reveals to Moses (Exodus 3:14). This means that to find God, we must stop exclusively searching for him in things that we consider « important« … We should start looking at everything that « is« … He is present in every existing thing. His face can be found in the simplest things of the world such as the breath of wind, the sound of a teaspoon, tears shed by a crying child or the heartbeat of a loving heart…
Here is the revelation of this day… We are called to change our perception; to let ourselves be transformed by the light of this divine truth in order to contemplate the face of God at every moment… For he tells us, on this day: « With each of your simplest gestures, think of me! »