There is no chance of making it to church today. As Jacob's sole caregiver (he wants no one but mom) I am with him around the clock. There is no need for church today; I feel God more present here than ever before.
I see Him in Jacob's smile.
I hear Him in the voices of the people who stop by with meals to feed our family.
I see Him in my friends and family who are rallying around me to support us in this time of need. They, to me, are the circle of covered wagons...they have circled us and placed us in the middle for protection.
I feel Him in Jacob's little hand as he reaches to hold mine each night.
I see Him in Jacob's frail, yet strong body. He's exceeded everyone's expectations this month and continues to surprise us with his strength. He has shown that you don't need a buff, strong body to hold within it the courage and strength of a lion.
As I look into Jacob's eyes, I see God. Soon Jacob will get to see Him face to face but for now he is showing Him to those around himself. He is leading the way.
The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.