Rushing Through

Today I got a light bulb vision. I love those because they are a word picture in my head that help me understand the topic even better.
We were listening to our friend tell us about her trip to Hungary. It was a dream of hers and she enjoyed every moment of it.
One of the things that stood out to her was a room in a church they had gone to visit.   This architect had heard that a princess was coming for a visit. He wanted to do something special so he built her this breathtaking room.  It took him 1 year and 9 months to complete his work.
Just looking at the picture you can tell it is a work of art and a labour of love.
Well the princess came and rushed through the room, ignored it and went straight to another part of the church.
How utterly sad! I imagine the architect was heartbroken.
It was just after that that the analogy flitted into my head.
How often do we rush right past the things that God wants us to notice?  He worked, planned and prepared something just for us and we went right on by because our eyes were not looking for “that”. That was not our “expectation”.
May we slow down and ask God to open our eyes to the beauty and gifts that He gives us and to stop watching for only the things “we want”.  May we be open to explore all the opportunities that we are given each and every day.
By Jane Wheeler

 

2 responses to “Rushing Through

  1. O Jane, I so am a rush right by kinda girl…not because I am looking for something else, but because I’m just simply not that observant. It is my hearts desire to be able to slow down and see each moment, every miracle, and all that God has for me to see. The wonder of who He is and the evidence all around us is so amazing if we’d only slow down just a bit, put aside the to-do’s and take it in.
    I pray that for us today, that we would know His glory and wonder.
    Great reminder to take slower steps throughout each day…

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  2. I pray for that too Lisa – sometimes I sit and wonder just how many things have I missed while I was “on my way” instead of watching with an expectation that God is right around every turn and corner, just waiting to surprise me.

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