My twenty-five-year-old daughter has been wearing glasses since she was eight so she decided to get Lasik surgery. She was amazed at how nice it was to be able to see when she got up the next morning. No more searching for her glasses. She was also excited that she could tell the difference between the shampoo and conditioner in the shower.
White House Garden in May 2018
On the way home from the surgery, she read every sign along the road. Things that we take for granted, she was just discovering without her prescription lenses. For almost twenty years everything had been a blur to her. It was nice to see the excitement on her face because she was able to look through her eyes instead of glasses.
Too bad in time, she’ll become so used to the colors that they’ll no longer excite her. A lot like Christians when it comes to looking at God’s creations. We become complacent even to the point where we dirty it up with our litter.
Psalm 95:4-5 reads In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Everything on this Earth was created by God for man to enjoy, yet we become so used to seeing things that we no longer take the time to really look at them. They no longer excite us.
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. – Eleonora Duse, Italian actress
Watch a child when they see a flower or a butterfly. Listen to the excitement in their voice, how they want to hold it, touch it. Now look around and see what you’ve been missing. What have you become complacent about? Maybe the large tree in your backyard. What makes it so special? The strong limbs that bend in a storm but never break? The deep green leaves that provide food for caterpillars that will become butterflies?
Take your time to really enjoying all God has created, look at the colors, the way they blend together to create beauty. Don’t just stop and smell the roses, but take a good look at them. The more you look for the wonder in a gift from God, the longer you’ll enjoy it.
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