Open Your Eyes

As we are all traveling this summer, be it far or near, don't forget to open your eyes!  I know I have been guilty of keeping my head down, getting work done, obsessed with work, obsessed with my screen—that at the end of the day I have felt exhausted and unaccomplished.  I know I have made it a huge goal the last few weeks to open my eyes and see all that God has created.  We’ve gone on walks and I’ve looked up at the trees, closed my eyes and felt the breeze, looked into my loved ones eyes as they spoke, One evening we all went out into the driveway and laid there as rain fell on all of us.  Since I’ve made this intentional change I now go to bed a lot less exhausted and with the realization that I get more done when I take time to notice and thank the Lord for what He has given me.  Lately Landon has gotten into the question phase of life asking where everything comes from and who made it—and it made me realize when every answer was “well God made that”  God has given us so much even in this broken world, where broken people are trying to do work.  We need to really rejoice in what He has made, because he made it in Wisdom, and we need to notice it more—and maybe even learn from it more.

Psalm 104: 24-25 How many are your works, LORD!
In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures
beyond number — living things both large and small.

Written By: Erin Watts-Evans


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