When I take Leo for a run (or he takes me for a run), I expect him to point out things I ignore. I am not surprised when he notices the trash on the side of the road. I am not shocked when he finds the rabbit I would have missed. It doesn’t even phase me when he sees the dragonfly and I would have not given it a second thought. These are expected. This is what he does.
Today, we finished our run and I came in to make my breakfast. He decided to be a little more patient than usual – maybe because he went on the run with me and felt sorry for me. As I was getting everything prepared, I looked over at him (I was thankful he wasn’t whining to try and speed me up). He was laying by the glass door looking out. He turned his head to the right and then to the left. He spotted something. It wasn’t anything that startled him. It didn’t cause him to bark or even get up. It was just enough to pique his interest. I went over to look and saw nothing. He gave me the…you mean you can’t see that…look. I never did find anything unusual.
The gift for me was his way of seeing. It didn’t matter that I didn’t see it. I just enjoyed the look on his face as he was discovering. He was looking at something that captured his attention that I missed. I was focused, he was relaxed. I was busy getting this done, he was just waiting for his turn.
What do I miss when I am in a rush? What do I not see that is right in front of my eyes? What is it that I pass right by that might capture my attention? God has given us such a beautiful creation – with moments of his greatness all around. Will we let it pass us by today? Or will we take just a moment and notice what he has for us?
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty firmament!
2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his surpassing greatness!
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