Pastor's Paragraph for January 20, 2019

JANUARY 20, 2019

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Where did my morning go? Where did this week go? Where did this month go? Why does time, in some situations, go so fast? On any given day I can look back at the fullness of the day and list the events, but not every day can I list the small things that can make a difference.

Not every day do I notice the dedication and spirit of the crossing walk guards outside Cedar Cliff High School. Not every day do I notice the father of two playing the board game, Candy Land, with his children while he drinks his coffee at Cornerstone Coffee. Not every day do I listen intently to a friend talk, with joy, about international mission work.

Not every day do I witness the authentic fellowship of seniors who long to be connected. Not every day do I get to greet the mail carrier who is braving the cold. Not every day do I get to smell the fresh baked smell of a bakery. Not every day do I get to be with concerned people who are in prayer and conversation.

Not every day, but today I did and I am thankful. Thankful that today I noticed, thankful that these small things stood out to me, thankful that God called my attention.

What is God calling your attention to this day? What is our all-loving God opening your senses to today? What small things are you missing that need to be seen, appreciated and prayed over today? I don’t believe it is a matter of opening your eyes, although that may help. Seeing the details of this day can only be done when you open your heart.

Take a chance that there will be things today that only God can allow you to see and experience. See with your heart and thank God.

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Gary Weaver
Lead Pastor