“For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, “To an unknown god.” What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.” (Acts 17:23) Our text this week comes from Paul’s famous sermon to the Athenians. They had many alters throughout the city to many different gods. They even had one set up for the “unknown god” mentioned here. One thing that is so powerful in Paul’s words is his assumption that this unknown God is the true God. That means for Paul and for us, that God is present in places long before us. We don’t have to take Jesus anywhere that he is not already waiting for us when we get there. Perhaps even more important for us in these troubled times is that we may discover God in the most unexpected places. That is good news. As Paul did, you and I are invited to announce the name of that God. There is nowhere that you can go, that Christ will not meet you. That is especially important when we must walk through places that we have not chosen, nor would we ever choose. Sound familiar? Perhaps, a little like your day today? You and I have a blessing that is very easy to forget: we already know the name of the “unknown god”. We have seen his face, and in that, we have realized that his name is Jesus and that he loves us. In the good places and in the hard places, know that Jesus is there to meet you. Whom do you know that needs to know his name? Whom do you know that needs to know his love? Have a great week.