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2011, A Year in Review

"Where is God in the city life, where is God in the city life?
Where is God in the earthquake, where is God in the genocide?"

Good question Jon Foreman. Where is God? In another song he asks God, "Where will I find You?"

Where did I find God in 2011? Well, let me state for the record that I don't believe God is too tough to find. He isn't hiding from us. It might not always be easy to see God, sure, but whose fault is that? We live in a world shaped by our collective decision to push God away, but, try as we might, we can't hide God's face. He's there. He's here. And in the midst of a year that didn't make a lot of sense, that shook me up on a pretty fundamental level, I think that's the big solace, the same that Job found at the end of his story. God is here. God is present in the midst of my confusion, my pain, my failure. He is straddling heaven and hell for me and I don't deserve it, but that doesn't make it any less true…