In my front seat

by Fr. Jeff

I was driving back to Jennings listening to Psalm 27:

O Lord, hear my voice when I call;
have mercy and answer.
Of you my heart has spoken:
“Seek his face.”

It is your face, O Lord, that I seek;
hide not your face.

My thoughts turned to the perennial question, “Where are you, Lord?”

For thousands of years, man has searched for You. After all, Scripture is the story of man searching for You and You searching for man. People throughout every age seek You and wonder where You are.

“Where are you, Lord?”

I thought of the many places the world looks for You.  Some look to nature, others to science. Some look to art, others to music. Some look to faith, others look to reason.

“Where are you, Lord?”

But in my truck, I didn’t have to do much searching. I was driving back from a holy hour wherein we prayed for a couple that are joining together in the sacrament of marriage on Friday. As the priest, I supplied the necessary things and led them in prayer.

“Where are you, Lord?”

The answer was easy. You are

in my front seat.