Slow down and look. I miss so much because I am not looking.
I see … but I don’t look.
And it’s not just me.
We have a recurring conversation at our house. It goes a little like this:
Momma: Sweet girl, where is your jacket/library book/dance bag/lunch box/whatever?
Girl: I don’t know.
Momma: Please go look for it.
*twenty-four seconds pass*
Girl, breathlessly: I didn’t see it.
Momma, slightly annoyed: But did you look?
Girl, also slightly annoyed: Yes. But I didn’t see it.
Momma, with a long sigh: Let’s go look together.
Girl says nothing because this is not her first time at this particular rodeo.
We go into her room where object in question is not immediately visible.
Girl, with confidence: See, I told you!
Momma, as she moves items around and pulls out item in question: You didn’t look. Sometimes you won’t see what you need unless you look for it.
There’s a lesson there, y’all. Sometimes we get so busy we fail to look. And when we are not looking, we can miss the very lesson, blessing, or gift God has for us.
This weekend, will you slow down and look with me?
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