Now we turn our thoughts toward the new year.
I don’t know about you, but I want to be different in the coming year.
I want to pay more attention.
It goes like this:
Take something dramatic like the Grand Canyon. With no effort it registers off-the-charts: instantly recognized beauty.
Yet I easily miss the small details, which might seem like minutiae, but when exposed are equally awe-inspiring.
Details such as the fact that the Grand Canyon was formed by water and wind…
eroding the rock.
With a lack of attention I miss seeing the clout of one simple gust of breeze…
of just one drop of water…
drip by slow drip.
I need to pay attention and focus to the level of a single water drop.
To slow down.
To always be noticing…often and regularly…
My life intertwined with the presence of God.
What about your New Year’s resolutions? Join me in being more intentionally aware of God with us?
Happy New Year!
The Grand Canyon, by Marcin Wichary who licensed this photo on Flickr via a Creative Commons License.
Other photos from my archives with thanks to Tracy K. for the lower center shot of kids at the lake!
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