Views can be distorted. It can be the way we see things in an instant. It could be something from our past causes us to see or detect things in a particular way. What we see, someone else may look past. Yet, what someone else notices may have gone unnoticed by us. When I am out early in the morning, images are not always as they seem. Objects which may look like animals may be trash along the side of the road. Small animals are often disguised until they decide to dash away as I approach. So much is left unnoticed in the rhythm of my footsteps. Yet, they are all there. Just because we do not see something doesn’t mean it isn’t there. It simply means we have missed it.
I often think I miss the beautiful wonders of God because I only see what is in my immediate and limited view. I don’t always take the time to really look, sense his presence all around. I am not always aware of the miraculous ways in which he moves. I am usually just paying attention to what is right in front of me, even if I am misinterpreting it.
Slowing down helps. Taking a moment to notice our environment and the good which surrounds us is important. But just as important is listening. God’s still small voice often thunders in our world if we only notice. Since he is light, he is showing us the way. Since there is no darkness in him, we are given clear direction. With his light, we begin to see him. We begin to open our view to something other than our limited perspective. We begin to see him more clearly. He is with us, have you noticed? Listen carefully, he is lighting the way.
1 John 1:5
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
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