What if God Was One of Us

Okay, maybe not part of our daily Bible readings/study/blog posts but it’s related, thought-wise.

This past chapter made me think about this and maybe you’ve thought about this, too.  I’ve often wondered throughout the years if I’ve ever met God.  I wonder if he would ever choose to walk through the busy streets of New York or to travel alongside a loud, crazy, screaming woman carrying a chicken on a bus in Columbia.  I wonder if he has ever passed me on the sidewalk or if he could have been that guy pretending to study his laptop while sipping his caffè breve in the cafe as I was sitting on the couch with my chai tea frappé.  It reminds me of this song:

Check the lyrics:

If God had a name what would it be?
And would you call it to His face?
If you were faced with Him in all His glory
What would you ask if you had just one question?

And yeah, yeah God is great
Yeah, yeah God is good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home

If God had a face what would it look like?
And would you want to see?
If seeing meant that you would have to believe
In things like Heaven and in Jesus and the Saints
And all the Prophets

And yeah, yeah God is great
Yeah, yeah God is good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home

Tryin’ to make His way home
Back up to Heaven all alone
Nobody callin’ on the phone
‘Cept for the Pope maybe in Rome

Yeah, yeah God is great
Yeah, yeah God is good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home

Just tryin’ to make His way home
Like a holy rolling stone
Back up to Heaven all alone
Just tryin’ to make His way home

Nobody callin’ on the phone
‘Cept for the Pope maybe in Rome

Check the song on youtube:  Joan Osborne “One of Us” or Alanis Morissette – What if God Was One Of Us

Do you think God has walked among us lately?  If so, what do you think he could have appeared as or whom?

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2 thoughts on “What if God Was One of Us

  1. udoji75 says:

    Hearing this song for the first time. Not bad.

    Like

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