This series of blogs are responses from congregation members to drawings created by Enrique, one of our children, and his mother Katie. One Sunday in worship during the children’s conversation, we created a list of names for God. The congregation voiced the names they use for God. As our worship continued, Enrique and his mom created images of how they see and experience these various names of God.
In this blog, Jessie responds to the drawing of God as Spirit. I asked her some questions to get her started and this is what came forth for her:
I relate to God as Spirit in my daily experiences and in what I see. Sometimes it feels like a breeze, a gentle tug or touch and sometimes a whisper. It enhances my connection by being a form of connection instead of silence even though sometimes it is just silence.
What Biblical story arises in you as you contemplate God as Spirit? The Biblical story that arises is the story of Moses. I feel it’s the closest story to my personal experiences, especially when it’s a whisper on the wind that catches my attention.
What event in your life brought forth an experience of God as Spirit? The only event I feel like as palpable is when my god-father passed away. I had a dream he passed away on the operating table and I was never told he was having an operation/procedure. I saw him lying in peace with doctors and nurses around him. Like I was in the room with them but not. I was more calm when I was awakened and told of his passing.
Thank you Jessie for sharing your connection to God as Spirit.
Pastor Jocelyn Emerson weaves together her training as a Light and Energy worker, Reiki master, spiritual director, and Pastor with her life experience as a mystic and contemplative to offer a space of trust, safety, and honesty to support you on your life's journey.