The Signs of Jesus' Presence are Everywhere!
In Scripture, when Jesus walked the roads of Galilee, the crowds constantly asked for a sign that he was the Messiah. Today we still ask for signs, to know that God is real and he hears our prayers or simply that he is nearby.
We can rest assured that Jesus is still sending signs in our direction, but he wants us to discover him with eyes of faith. Jesus is present in the love family members give to us when the road before us is too difficult traveling alone. Those we love help ease the agony that doubt, fear, failure or simply life’s disappointments cause. Through them, Jesus' presence says that he still cares.
Jesus presence shines through the support of good friends who love us no matter what may occur. We know we can depend on them, whether to vent our frustrations when things around us suddenly crash, or a needed shoulder to lean on when we just can’t take another step. Most of all, they provide the needed pep talk when a reality check is in order.
Jesus is present in the selfless generosity of those who enter our lives when darkness suffocates us in despair and doubt. It is their kindness and company that soothes us into trying one more time.
Jesus is the courage we display running towards a tragedy or a catastrophe providing help to strangers in trouble.
Jesus is the handshake of reconciliation that mends a broken relationship and helps it return quickly to cooperation and collaboration.
Jesus is in the many wonders of small acts we perform unknowingly for others throughout our lives. Jesus desires intimacy and uses all creation to make this happen.
Jesus' nearness makes every step we take leads in his direction. We need to look around and never be surprised where we may find Jesus ready and willing to help us. It’s his sign of never-ending love.