Happy Monday. “Weary of an ordinary existence? The cure for the common life begins and ends with God.” –Max Lucado
As I awoke the other morning at my usual time, getting into a usual routine, it seemed normal.
The beauty overwhelmed me—and then—I saw hopping around the bush a couple of red birds. Actually, only one was a bright red (the male); the other was a mousy bright with touches of red (female—is that fair?).
For a few moments I drank in the scene and my ordinary day took on a new “hue.” God had shown Himself.
I read this quote recently: “To see God in everything makes life the greatest adventure there is.”
The rest of that day became anything but normal as I not only looked but saw the beauty all around. How much we miss, even God Himself.
1 Timothy 6:17 tells us that God gives us all things to enjoy.
Yes, we have made a mess of the garden over which we are to have dominion. Listening to the evening news or reading the headlines tells us this.
George Bernard Shaw once said, “If other planets are inhabited, surely they use earth as their insane asylum.”
What an awful thought!
In Psalms 8, King David exclaims that as he considers the work of God’s fingers, the moon and the stars, the animals, birds of the air, fish of the sea, why would God be mindful of man?
But since we are His final, greatest creation, He is ever mindful of us!
To see God in the beauty that is still in our “garden” is to realize the majesty and goodness of our Creator who deserves our praise—every day.
Life can really become an adventure daily.
May you see red birds.