It’s been said that when we step away from the details and little bits of our lives, when we step back and take a look at the big picture, what we see is not our problems, issues, or little picky choices. What we see is God.
And it’s true. I took a step back today and I saw a lot. Because here’s the thing, God does a ton for us. And so much of it we don’t even see because we’re not thinking about Him, we’re thinking about us. I’m thinking about me and you’re thinking about you and we miss Him. A couple of days ago, I missed the beauty in what I was doing. And I didn’t just miss the beauty, I missed the One who put it there. I missed Him.
But today I didn’t miss Him. I saw Him.
I saw Him in the people at church. Shaking my hand, welcoming me. Welcome, we’re so glad you chose to join us today. Share community. Share encouragement. Share love. Share what Jesus has given us.
I saw Him in the students around me. Riding back on the train from church, I stood and she sat and we talked. Joy fairly oozed out of her. She was happy about classes. She was happy about friends. She was happy about being here. She was happy about the Lord. I liked her.
I saw Him in myself. The joy that He gives me. The peace that He gives me. The perseverance that He gives me. The confidence that He gives me. This is not stuff that I can come up with on my own, folks.
I saw Him in the community that I live in here at school. When open house results in 25 guys coming over to our girls’ floor for an evening of hanging out, things can go two ways: good or awkward. 45 minutes of fast-paced Bananagrams, followed by an hour of Signs, and a couple other games, tied together with laughter and a healthy dose of riotous banter, is good.
I was seeing Him many places today, and I am liking it.