Surprised by God!
Learning not to be surprised by the ways in which you are perpetually surprised, you will learn to rest in an abiding sense of confidence in God. Learning to abide in this confidence, you learn to see God in learning to see the God-given Godly nature of yourself, others, and everything around you.   James Finley, Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2004), 33–34.
God is full of surprises. We might call them aha moments, epiphanies, synchronicities or God - incidences. In my experience, the more we see them, the more we expect them and then the more we see them! It is a beautiful full circle. James Finley's language "the God-given Godly nature" captures the beauty of God's surprising presence and as Finley says we learn to see that Godly nature in everything...ourselves, each other and all the world.
From Michael Leunig a wonderful Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet, I offer you this beautiful poem about God's surprises!
God give us rain when we expect sun.
Give us music when we expect trouble.
Give us tears when we expect breakfast.
Give us dreams when we expect a storm.
Give us a stray dog when we expect congratulations.
God play with us, turn us sideways and around.
Enjoy playing with God today!
"Let it go" by Michael Leunig