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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Open Your Eyes and Look

Are you guilty of being a poor looker?  Most of us are.  We see things every day, but we're not really paying attention, looking with our minds made up about what we'll see before we even see it.  It can be true of people, situations, even our own back yard. 

We just recently had the first decent snow around here in the last couple years.  Our oldest son went out on a little walk through our modest little 3 acres, and found all sorts of beautiful images.  Here are just a few. 

The thing is, we live here.  Yes, it doesn't snow like this all the time, so it doesn't always look quite like this, but still...this is our own back yard.  Surrounded by the beauty of God's creation on a regular basis.  And most of the time, I don't see it. I'm not a very good looker. 

I urge you to take a little time over the next few days.  As you're driving to work, to school, to the store, or just walking to the mail box.  Look around.  Take a minute and consider the beauty of God's world.  Sure there are lots of problems: wars, and "sequestering" and looming tax bills, and on and on.  But God is there in the midst of all of it.  And if we'll take the time to look, He's a lot more obvious than we think.  

Take a look around.  It may be a real eye-opening experience.  

(Thanks for the pictures, and the lesson, Nathanael)

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