I had a million things to do.
But when the sunlight hit my window in such a blinding and glorious way, it caused me to physically pull over, get out of my vehicle and look around.
This was a moment.
Have I seen sunlight before? Of course!
Have I driven past the same street corner every morning since my boys started school? You bet.
But there, in the wee hours of the morning, while every other car was rushing past me to get to school, work, appointments, whatever, I was captivated by the way the sun was melting the tree branches … the way a crooked fence was collecting dozens of pine cones … the way a squirrel was scurrying about … and the way the snow sounded like trickles of rain as it flowed down the sewer drains.
Something about that moment caught my attention and I know it was the Holy Spirit drawing me into greater places of noticing.
What might you appreciate about your life if you allowed the Holy Spirit to draw you into greater places of noticing?
To notice the sounds of children laughing.
To notice the trees blowing in the wind.
To notice how city planners build infrastructures that help control the flow of traffic.
To notice the sky, which we all share, even though we are scattered all around the world.
To notice the shoes on your feet … the coat on your back … the roof over your head.
To notice what you’re thinking and feeling right now in this moment.
And to notice Him — how He wants you to pay attention … to observe … to take note … to become aware of … to perceive … to see … to discern … to spot … to remark … to behold … and to regard Him in and through every area of your life.
What would happen if you paused throughout this day, this week, this month and this moment — right here and now — to see God in the beauty that is your life?
What might you notice?
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” —Confucius