Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don't you remember?
Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. ~E. B. White
My granddaughter, Virginia Rose, is delight in action. I never cease to learn something new from her each time she visits. At age three, she is markedly more aware of the world around her, but she largely remains in her own small one. That finite world which defines her as the center of the universe.
What do I mean by that? Let me offer an example. We are in the same room. I'm watching her tossing a tennis ball with her Papa, aka, Danny. She makes a great catch.
"Look, Gammie! See? Ginya caught the tenna ball!"
"I see," I assure her, wondering how she was unaware that I was watching the entire exchange.
Then, it hits me. Whether or not we are standing right there, intently observing, without Virginia's perception being explained outside her immediate involvement, nothing has transpired! Her affirmation of the action which just took place is the only thing which enables others to share in her experience.
And, it hits me again. Hard! How many times had God said, "Look, Martha! See? What a marvel I've made of this moment!" Have I assured Him with an, "I see, Lord," or have I missed it because I'm too caught up in the cares and worries, the fears which Satan would have me fall prey to?
Have I missed this one-of-a-kind opportunity? Have I ceased to wonder? Did eyes and ears fail to see and hear?
Did I forget how much He loves me? How He is present and close and available to me every second of the day?
Did I dare take for granted His mighty power and majesty shining through even the smallest of details?
"Look, Gammie! See! Hear!"
Let me see, Lord, let me see and hear . . .
So, that in everything, in every place, in every time, I stand in the presence of Your wonders.
Are you standing in the presence of God's wonders today?
Will you pray with me?
Loving Father, may Your will be done in all things. Let us remember, even when we don't feel Your presence, that You are there with us. Open our eyes and ears to the glories You have in store, that we might praise You and bring Your Kingdom that much closer to fruition in this world. Amen.