listen to your life

A few weeks back we meandered through Austin camera in hand, just listening. What did we find? Everyday miracles and evidence that God speaks e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. He speaks in my hometown and he speaks in yours. If I could, I’d follow you around camera in hand listening in your life. For I know we would see “the fathomless mystery that it is.”

“If God speaks anywhere, it is into our personal lives that he speaks. We sleep and dream. We wake. We work. We remember and forget. We have fun and we are depressed. And in the thick of it, or out of the thick of it, at moments of even the most humdrum of our days, God speaks.

{hearing God in the unexpected from Susie Davis on Vimeo}

Taking your children to school and kissing your wife goodbye. Eating lunch with a friend. Trying to do a decent day’s work. Hearing the rain patter against the window. There is no event so commonplace but that God is present within it, always hiddenly, always leaving room to recognize him or not recognize him.

Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness; touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments and life itself is grace. ” ~ Frederick Buechner

favorite Austin spots in the video: 6th Street (00:03) * Bull Creek (00:24)* Lonestar Stables (00:29) * the Capitol (01:10) * Walton’s (02:05) *  UT campus (01:35)

* from Frederick Buechner’s Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations