Friday, May 22, 2009

Do you see?

Hey girl....hope your day was filled with His presence!
And that that presence brought a smile to your face.

Today was a hiking and fishing day.
We were supposed to do a ten mile hike but SIL got sick... so the fishing crew won out.
We took a small hike back in to the land of no habitation (well animals live there)....after a long drive that made me glad no one was coming in the other direction.

It was so quiet....the only things heard were the birds and the rush of the river we were walking along side.
I spent a little time trying to catch invisible fish and then gave up and pulled out my camera. There were butterflies everywhere......but I could not seem to move fast enough to get one in flight.
So I asked God to give me one that would sit still long enough to capture it.Did you see it?

It was so tiny...but it stayed in one place long enough for me to take about 4 or 5 pictures.
What detail......hidden from most eyes.
Then I moved on down the trial following Keith and his fly rod.
He was fishing for invisible fish too. :)
And then I saw it.
A bush with the most delicate flowers. I have never seen anything like it before. The flowers looked as if someone had air brushed the most delicate pink on wedding white.
I spent some time flipping the buttons on my camera so that I was able to capture their beauty.

I am sure that someone knows what these are.......but the creativity of God just hit me.
And that He would put these out in the middle of no just boggles my mind.
These creeks are not available by road. You must go out of your way in order to get to them.
And I am sure that most of those ducking through trees and stepping over- over flowing streams
probably are so glad once they get creek side....that they miss the beauty God put there so inconspicuously.

I thought how sad it was that something that God touched with His creativity- should be missed by anyone. That is the hand of God in action.
I was sharing these with a friend on flickr and shared my thoughts with her.
She then said something really insightful.
Her comment was about the people around us all the time
who are indeed one of God's greatest creations......and yet they live life feeling unseen.
And sometimes they are unseen.
I have felt like that at different times in my life....I am sure that some of you have too.
But what I want you to know.....if you don' are seen.
You are in the eyes of God who is watching over His beautiful creation.
He has the hairs on our heads numbered. Above all.....I want you to know that you are worthy to been noticed by all. You are His loving creation. If you are battling this unseen loneliness right now.....I am sorry. I could tell you I see.....but it will not mean near as much to you as it would if He shows you that He sees you right where you are.
Ask Him to show you.
He tells us that we have not because we don't ask. None of our request are silly to Him.
He is love....... and He is tender hearted toward us.
If He cares so tenderly for the flowers much more does He care for you?
He breathed His very life into you.
You live because HE IS!
Have a great weekend.
And don't forget to look for the unseen.
He is faithful!


Denise said...

Yes, amen. He is faithful. I love you my friend.

pam said...

Take Him out of the box....slow down and look for Him...AMEN and AMEN

MelanieJoy said...

Amen...and Amen.
That's the way I was feeling at work. Unseen. But He knew and He let me know that I was where He had planted me for that season and for the purpose at hand. I was seen by who needed to see me...not parents or other teachers...the kiddos whose eyes lite up to the beauty that could understand them...who appreciated them....
I'm still pondering this one...will be for awhile...
Thank you for reminding me it's about what He sees...and He plants us for His eyes. He sees us right now in the place we are...whew what a comfort that is.
Love you Girl!

Shirley said...

Oh Sharon....beautiful post. Isn't HE wonderful!

Blessings to you.

luvmy4sons said...

Aaawh. So awesome. Loved the picutres...loved the analogy. You are such a good encourager. Blessings to you. This move to the many blessings! I love the way God works in our lives! Thanks for bringing His promises to others and reminding them of His goodness!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful and true, your awesome:) Have a Blessed weekend, and thanks for the beauty:)

Halfmoon Girl said...

I just loved your friend's comment and your thoughts here! It applies to us all, but it is also good to reminder to see the people who are not necessarily "seen" in our culture.

melanie said...

Sometimes when I look amazing things like flowers and butterflies and I see all of the detail that God has made on such small things I wonder how anyone can possibly think there isn't a God. That just boggles my mind that someone can think all of the amazing things we have "just happened."