Building One Another

E. Stanley Ott


July 29, 2014

Dear Friend,

I was coping with a number of uncertainties when someone facing his own unknowns remarked he was learning to trust our Lord more deeply. It was a direct word to me to trust more deeply as well. A God sighting happens as you see God’s work in your life and in the world around you.

Luke 10 records what for Jesus Christ had to be one of the greatest moments in his ministry with his disciples.  He sent seventy of them out in pairs with very specific instructions such as, “Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house! ’ Cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’” Luke 10:5,9 

Upon the return of the Seventy, they report with great joy, “Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!” A God sighting has become common parlance for an awareness of the hand of God in the midst of some situation. Clearly the Seventy had experienced a lot of God sightings! 

Jesus was enjoying his own God sighting as he saw his Father clearly working through his followers. “At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.’” Luke 10:21

Ask your Lord to open your eyes that you may experience the joy of your own God sightings!

Joy to you - E. Stanley Ott
Copyright 2014 E. Stanley Ott
*Scripture from the NRSV