But blessed are your eyes, fr they see, and your ears, for they hear.
Thought for the Day: Listen, see, touch, smell and sense God wherever you go.
As I walked recently in the park nearby, I began looking for the familiar images I normally see along my path. I found I was walking quickly and that I was only taking in those things I have seen before. But, then, as if God wanted me to know He was there, I began noticing other things. At one point on my walk, I found I was smelling an aroma that seemed so fresh and clean. That aroma brought me to a new appreciation for God’s beauty. I remember thinking, “I can’t share this in pictures.” I can only share it with someone nearby or with my God, who placed that aroma in my midst. Walking a little further, and hearing the nature around me helped me realize that there were animals nearby that God truly wanted me to see. As I had my camera focused close in on an egret, I heard a sound which brought my attention to a little green heron that was so near I could almost touch it. It flew away but into the vision of my camera.
So, where is God trying to bring my attention today? I am blessed on a day to day basis, that God is always bringing my attention to something beautiful. It can be the sounds in nature as I hear when I walk. It can be in the aroma of freshness in my walk or in the aroma of something cooking in the kitchen. It can be in the conversation of my son when he gets into the car after a day of marching band camp – that thrill in his voice in talking about something he loves. It can be in the sound of my youngest son in the great room with friends that come to visit. It can be in my classroom as I prepare for a new school year. God, in all His glory, is bringing my attention to Him every day and in every moment if, IF, I sense him in my sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, and heart.
Prayer: Thank you, Father, for walking with us day by day. Thank you for the reminder in our senses that you are close by. Amen.
Prayer Focus: Where is God trying to bring my attention today?