What Do You See?

12Dec

It’s one thing to look around and see the wonder of creation. It’s another thing to look around and see the work of God in our midst. What have you seen with your own eyes or heard with your own ears?

Who do you know who can finally see after groping about in the shadows of despair, pain, or grief?

Who do you know who is back on their feet after limping along, barely making it?

Where have you seen healing from physical, emotional, spiritual, interpersonal, or systemic dis-ease? Where have you seen reconciliation or hope restored?

How have you seen the good news of Jesus Christ be made real to the poor, or love and justice for those in need?

The good news of God’s saving love is real and all around us. So often we miss it because the real miracles of the blind, lame, deaf, broken, and essentially dead are overlooked or invisible. It’s easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of the season or distracted by the activities of our daily lives that we miss these every day miracles.

Or maybe there is something small we can do to to be a miracle in someone’s life? A handwritten note to someone you haven’t heard from in awhile? A cup of coffee for the homeless person outside Starbucks? The clothing and household items dropped off at Goodwill? Holding the store door open for the person using a walker or reaching for an out-of-reach item on the grocery shelf? Dropping off a meal for a family who has someone in or just home from the hospital? Home baked cookies for the person living alone┬ánext door?

The possibilities are endless. What do you see?

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