I Saw God Today

I saw God today. He wore two left shoes and a holy raincoat; that is to say, it was full of holes. God stood on the corner with a blank stare, supporting a cardboard plea; it read, “Obama’s not the only one that wants change.”

Last night my 4-year-old son looked up from his coloring book and asked, “Why did God want us?” Dumbfounded, I said I didn’t know. He paused. “I think everyone needs a friend,” he said, and turned back to his crayons.

I saw God today. He sang “Amazing Grace” on the street corner and smiled back.

Samantha Mateski is currently working toward her Bachelor’s Degree in English at Eastern Washington University.

Photo credit: Karyl Williams

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