What do you see right now? At home, at work, in the car, in the shopping center, at the gym, walking, running, at the park, What do you see?
One of the themes in Scripture that keeps bothering me is the reoccurring note about those who have eyes to see and do not see. I always wonder what am I missing. Maybe it is good to be bothered that way.
John Muir makes me wonder what I miss when I am look at the world around me,
“Long, blue, spiky-edged shadows crept out across the snow-fields, while a rosy glow, at first scarce discernible, gradually deepened and suffused every mountain-top, flushing the glaciers and the harsh crags above them. This was the alpen glow, to me the most impressive of all the terrestrial manifestations of God. At the touch of this divine light, the mountains seemed to kindle to a rapt, religious consciousness, and stood hushed like devout worshipers waiting to be blessed.”
In this week before Lent (and during Lent), I encourage you to open your eyes to all the common and uncommon vistas around you and look for what the “touch of … divine light” shows you.