Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. (James 4:14 ESV)
The other day while I was hand washing some dishes in the sink, as I squirted some of the liquid soap, teeny tiny bubbles floated up and around my face. The sun was shining, the house was relatively clean and still, and I reveled in the moment. I watched as the bubbles danced around, each one popping in its own time and place. Silly as it may sound, I stopped and thanked the Lord for the colors in each bubble, the sun that was making them sparkle and the stillness of the moment that called me to praise Him.
Funny how we can miss these moments when we are grouchy, tired or rushed. I know I do!
Life comes and goes so quickly . . . we don’t know the number of our days, so we need to embrace and seize each one with a heart full of praise and expectancy. I’ll admit, I don’t walk around seeing unicorns and rainbows at every turn. I’m busy and often distracted, but having enjoyed the bubbles the other day, I’m trying to see more of these ‘every day’ occurrences that should be stopped and enjoyed.
Just breathe. Look. And be still.
Father, we thank You that You call us to worship in some very unusual ways. Your creation and grandness is all around declaring Your beauty and majesty. Help us to slow down and to savor the moments and to turn our hearts, minds and eyes on You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!