Linking up with Five Minute Friday. Write for five minutes, unedited on one word. Today’s word is See.
Do we see the pain behind the smile? Do we see the man on the street corner–standing in the cold, lost without hope? Do we see the woman with the walker struggling to maneuver over an icy parking lot? Do we see the young mother attempting to bring three young children to church (one not even old enough to walk) alone? Do we see the motorist whose car is broke down on the side of the road? If we see, do we stop, do we help?
Or are we to busy to see? To busy rushing from one activity to the next–these activity that we tell ourselves are for our good or the good of our children. But are they? Or could it actually be just wasted time, numbing ourselves from reality–trying to fill a void that can only be filled by God. Does any of this busyness get us the end result we are longing for?
Or are we so busy texting that we don’t even see the pain, spelled clearing in our spouses…children’s…friends’…parents’…the man next door’s eyes?
Do we even see all the beauty that the Lord has given to us to see…sunsets…waterfalls…mountains…snowflakes…our spouse…our children…our parents…our grandparents…our friend…our neighbor…those in need of a Savior?
Do we see?