Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Do You See God?

Julie and I are enjoying Brennan immensely.  It is an amazing thing to watch a child come into the world and experience things for the first time.  One evening while I was working late, Julie took Brennan outside to see the sunset.  She described his reaction to me, that as soon as he saw the colors in the sky and all the hues, he lit up and it became very apparent that he was amazed by this new discovery...a sunset.  It was a memory my wife will treasure forever...watching our son see his first sunset.

I myself am a very visual person.  I learn best by seeing, I think in pictures, and as such, I see God constantly in creation.  It comes naturally to me.  I see a flower and all the intricate colors, or the design on a leaf, or the colors of a sunset or the majesty of a mountain and am immediately drawn to my Creator, Jesus.  As John 1:3 reminds us;

3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

Last night I took Brennan for a walk.  I paused often, showing him flowers, and bugs, and leaves and trees, and he seemed to love it...looking around and experiencing things for the first time.  This got me thinking - do you and I get so busy that we stop looking for God in our lives around us?  Or perhaps more to the point, do stop seeing God?  He is there...He is everywhere.  He is in us, through Christ, and He is constantly working.  I want my relationship with Christ to be like Brennan's relationship with the world around Him - each day is a day of discovery, of new things, of new colors and experiences, a day of seeing God at work in my life and in the world around me.

People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. (Mark 10:13-15)

 Restore to me the joy of your salvation (Psalm 51:12a)

Put these verses together and I think it hits what I'm talking about.  I want my relationship with Christ to, in some ways, mirror elements of childlike-faith, and a constant joy of the salvation that God brings.  And I believe a big part of that is found in "seeing God"...and one of the ways He reveals Himself to us is through His creation.  Take time today to look for and see God...and may His revelation return to you the joy of His salvation.

1 comment:

John said...

Wow awesome post thank you soo much.