Why are some things invisible to us? I can drive the same route every day and never really look around, never really notice who my neighbors are. I’ve lived in the same country side for the last 6 years and just last week I noticed a farm-house tucked back in the tree line, not even a 1/2 a mile from my house. It made me wonder about my own pace and my eyesight! I never really noticed it. How much of life do I really miss? Then there are other times I will be looking for my keys and the entire time they were in the wide open, so obvious, yet I missed it. We think we take all of life in, but do we really? It takes work to slow down and really see the world around us.
The Bible speaks a great deal on this. There is a passage in Isaiah 42 that says, “Listen, you who are deaf! Look and see, you blind! … You hear with your ears, but you don’t really listen.” God is telling us, “You don’t pay attention!” To understand why we are alive, why we are here, who we are … we have to slow down and have ears that really listen. We need eyes that really see. Even those of us who can see and hear can be blind and deaf. We miss the big picture in life. We miss being awake to the most beautiful gift we could ever have … awake to our lives and awake to God.
We are able to become fully awake and present in our lives when we start believing Him. When we start understanding that life is more than just the daily grind of work, more than just hardship after hardship. We miss signs He sends us, messages of love and hope and faith. We cast them off or miss them completely.
God is with us now. He is in our lives every day, all day long. Are we looking for Him?