Friday, May 19, 2006

fresh flowers for May 19

copyright 2006, lani wiens
a fresh flowers original

You can't find what you're not looking for!

I have a certain species in my home which shall remain unidentified in a vain effort to retain their privacy that cannot find a bloomin' thing. On the other hand my daughter and I seem to know where everything is, or at least are expected to. I don't know how many times I have had someone yelling for a shoe, a book or a jacket that they can't find only to come into the room and see what they're looking for directly at their feet and a little to the left. If they don't see what they're looking for in a cursory glance of the room using their 'round the corner' vision they can't possibly find it!

My favorite line is, "Look with your eyes open."

My point is best illustrated by my 2 year old. He wanted to know where his punch buggy was. I could see it from where I was sitting directly behind his head on the antique sewing machine. I tried for 15 minutes to get him to simply turn around and look but was completely unsuccessful. It was very frustrating.

I wonder how God feels when people run around saying they can't see Him in all the things that are going on in our world these days. He is most likely shouting, "I'm right here if you'd only open your eyes!" God is here, involved in every minute detail of our lives, caring, carrying, soothing, guiding. HE IS HERE right under our noses, in our hearts, surrounding us with Himself.

His word says, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

My dear friends, "Look with your heart open!" you will surely find Him today.


starting over said...

I like the ads where perfectly coifed woman, who happen to be dressed in white, are cleaning the bathroom in 30 seconds or less!

And I think a bus would be a little bit better for your crew. Just think you could fit everyone and Husband could transport pianos at the same time!!

Lyn said...

I needed this today. Thank you.

Nin said...

good one. totally....
I think I will use that line on my hubby ;)

Chelsea said...

You bless me so much. Thank you for these words of wisdom...they were definitely needed by me today even though they are a few weeks old they were new to me today.