This morning I received an e-mail from a friend at Kensington Church. It was a devotional from Max Lucado talking about recognizing God’s creation around us. These aren’t the 7 Wonders of the World or anything spectacular. These are the things in life that we often take for granted. Watching my kids sleeping. Sunsets. Nature. The things that we seemingly keep our eyes closed to because we are looking for that next big thing or “don’t have time.”
I’ve discovered in my walk with God to make sure I take time to be still. Life often comes at you so quickly that you don’t have time to sit back and reflect on the things God has given each of us and appreciate them.
In fact, it is the normality not the uniqueness of God’s miracles that causes them to be so staggering. Rather than shocking the globe with an occasional demonstration of deity, God has opted to display his power daily. Proverbially. Pounding waves. Prism-cast colors. Birth, death, life. We are surrounded by miracles. God is throwing testimonies at us like fireworks, each one exploding, “God is! God is!”
As we head into next week, don’t let the modern day busyness of Christmas get in the way of recognizing God’s beauty all around you and appreciating those that He has put into your life. And if you’ve ever wondered if God exists, He does. You don’t need to look too far. Stand in front of a mirror…you were made in His image.
“I am with you always…” Matthew 28:20
Finally, here is a little Christmas cheer told in 21st century language…