Psalms 8-9: When I look at the heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast established. (RSV)
Thought for the Day – Experience God’s creation through His eyes
When I was a child, my family traveled across the country visiting wonderful places. One of our stops was the Grand Canyon. We all enjoyed our time there and went on to other great places. Many years later my father started talking about wanting to go back to “experience” the Grand Canyon. He had talked to a lady who shared with him her experience there. She talked about the beauty, especially the magnificence she felt through the sounds and winds coming from the canyon. You see, she was blind and as her husband described what he was seeing, she was experiencing it by listening and feeling that beautiful creation of God. My dad took her story in and dreamed of experiencing it the same way. Years later he went back and sat this time experiencing the Grand Canyon in a brand new way, with his eyes closed. Now, I want to go back to the Grand Canyon and experience it through God’s eyes with my family.
How many times do we see something beautiful and go on with life missing the true beauty because we forget to “take it all in”.
Prayer: God, help us experience You in the beautiful way You desire. Help us not just see something for what it is through our eyes, but to “see” it through Your eyes. Amen.
Prayer Focus: TRAVELERS