Do you remember having the radio that you had to turn the dial to tune into a station? Some of you may still have it in your car or as a part of your alarm clock. There isn’t anything digital about it. It is all about skill and where you happen to be. You can flip the dial quickly to get close to the frequency. But if you really want to hear the station clearly, you had to slow down and very careful move the dial. It was about getting it just right – too much to the left or right would result in annoying static. But once you found the station – it was like a celebration and no one dare move it. You were tuned in.
I think that we don’t realize the majesty and glory of God around us because we are stuck in the static of life. We miss all that is around us because we see what we want to see. We experience what we think is there. We view the world from our perception. So we are tuned into us rather than the Creator. I wonder how much we really do miss because we are living in the static of our lives?
Maybe it is time to slow down enough to fine tune the station. What do you hear? What do you smell and taste? What do you experience in God’s beautiful and majestic creation that you pass by? What is it that God is speaking to you or showing you? When you tune in, you may find that this ‘station’ has the most peaceful feeling and is full of lovingkindness and mercy. You might find God there – are you listening? Try slowing down and turning the dial just a bit.
2 Prove me, O Lord, and try me;
test my heart and mind.
3 For your steadfast love is before my eyes,
and I walk in faithfulness to you.
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