A question minister's often get is "how can I see God?" Well, here's an answer in the form of a poem adapted from Faces of God, by Gordon and Gladis DePree. Peace be with you and namaste!
Suddenly one day It happened.
I stood there in the crowd
Cursing its density and anonymity.
Angry that my feet had been stepped on
And no one stopped to ask my pardon...
Then it hit me.
I felt the life flowing out of me
Into the bodies around me,
And their life flowing into mine.
I looked into faces for the first time,
Realizing that I was not only myself,
But I was a part of them as well.
They and I were expressions of the same
Coming from somewhere,
Housed in these bodies
Looking out of these eyes...
And I recognized them -
These were the faces of God!
An invisible God
Is a very handy kind to have.
I can't see God,
And hopefully, the arrangement is mutual.
It is like a small child
Covering his face with his fingers
And calling slyly,
"You can't see me!"
But when that invisible God
Shines out of the eyes
Of the faces I meet every day,
There is no game of hide-and-seek.
We are here,
You see me and I see you.
The game is over,
And a new awareness is upon us.
There is no room for tricks now,
Or little games of deceit.
And always about life there is this air of resolution,
Of things having been previously decided.
For I am as one
Who has seen the invisible God
In your face.