As I reflected on what I wrote, it occurred to me that I should emphasize that I KNOW that God shows up even when the day is not so hot.
Last week, I had a particularly bad day...when the not-quite 3 yo was acting like a wild beast. God showed up. No, *I* didn't exhibit the manners of God...but God showed me love and kindness at the hands of others.
As I drove home, I knew in my heart that I couldn't stay angry at *I* because I couldn't show him conditional love. I love him with all my heart and to temper that love because I was angry or embarrassed would be the wrong reaction. That was God showing up and giving me the wisdom I needed.
God shows up in the midst of tragedy, when others reach out to be His hands and feet to those in need or in trouble.
So please, don't misunderstand, God shows up every single day...sometimes to carry us and sometimes to bring a little joy on earth,