We can easily forget the wondrous things God can and does do. We get caught up in our own lives and fail to see what is right in front of us. When God performs a miracle, the things which take our breath and blow our mind, we notice. What we often miss are the everyday gifts, the wondrous things. We miss the start of a new day – maybe because we are dreading the day. We miss the blooms of hope in the trees – maybe because our allergies act up. We miss the joy of rain – maybe because we had something planned outside that day. We miss the hope of life – maybe because our lives are so overwhelming and stressful. We miss the love of God – maybe because we don’t feel like we deserve such love. We miss the gifts, the everyday wonders, which are a part of our life. We miss them because we are looking for something else.
I remember growing up and my mom would ask me to go get something out of the cabinet. She knew it was in there (moms always know these things). But I could not find it. It didn’t help I refused to move anything to look – but I digress. I would give up and she would walk right to the cabinet and pull it out. And then she would say, “if it was a snake, it would’ve bit you.” That’s how I feel we are with God’s wonders. There are wondrous things all around but we miss them because we are short sighted or we just refuse to see.
Today, experience the wondrous things. They are there. They are waiting. God has provided. May we see.
10 For you are great and do wondrous things;
you alone are God.
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