You may not have noticed. It is easy to miss, even for the most observant. It often takes the vivid, the most brilliant, to attract our attention. I would have missed it because I was inside the house watching TV. I didn’t even know what was going on until I got the call.
Last night, my mom called and asked me to look outside. I interpreted that to mean something was wrong. I just knew there was something bad happening that I needed my help. But that wasn’t the case at all. She told me to go look out the front door. Our living room is in the back of our house so I see the morning sun peeping in. So I would have never noticed something in the front. I ventured onto the front porch and there it was – the most beautiful sky filled with colors of purple, orange, red and every variant in between. It was magnificent. She was right – it was worth seeing. As you probably know, these only last for a few moments. I tried capturing them on my phone but the photos simply do not portray the breathtaking beauty of being there. David Cain is great at capturing these moments – but not me. So I welcomed the indescribable sunset to wash over me.
We are doing this life together. We forget this. We get caught up in our own lives and we forget we are not alone in this. We are experiencing God together. He has made us for each other – to be in community. He wants us to work together and serve him using our own gifts. How many times do we experience God and not share? We may not even think it is all that important. But when we bring someone else along on our journey of seeing God, we experience life in a whole new way.
Today, maybe we help someone else to see what we see. Maybe we help someone else find the love of God in the unexpected. Maybe we just point out what is going on that amazes us. It could be just what is needed. We are in this together.
8 “Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, do I seek.
Photos included in Devotions are captured by David Cain – The Cain Gallery. Photos are available for sale by contacting The Cain Gallery