April 28, 2020

It’s the Little Things

As we slow down as we’re hunkered down, it’s the little things that come into focus. Maybe it’s the new growth on that tree right outside the front door that you always barely noticed or the beautiful birds, butterflies and squirrels playing effortlessly in your backyard. Now that we have time, we have the opportunity to sit and listen and pay attention to the little things. It is spring and as the days start getting warmer, there are myriad examples of new birth around us. Maybe you have flowers about to bloom or vegetables and herbs growing in your garden. Perhaps you now notice how much greener all the plants are after it rains. Or you have a new vision looking for spring growth as you walk around your neighborhood. Have you stopped to smell the blooming honeysuckle? It’s all there just as it always was year to year but now we notice the little things in a different way with our days slowed down. “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” Isaiah 43:18-19.

Prayer: O Lord, thank you for today full of Your glory right around us. Give us eyes to see, ears to hear and noses to smell your gift of Spring. Help us to have a renewed sense of Resurrection and Rebirth and help us to live as Easter people. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Written by Dale Child

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