MInute Message August 31

Aug 31, 2017Tom Ellsworth

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Viewing nature around us through the eyes of a child is refreshing.  Children are filled with an insatiable sense of curiosity at God’s creation; their eyes still get wide, they still gasp with surprise, they still squeal with delight.  My grandchildren are mesmerized by a tiny ant scurrying across the sidewalk with a load twice his size.  They study fallen leaves and countless blades of grass and of course every blossom is a flower – I might call it a weed but to them it is a beautiful bloom.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.

Why is it that we adults lose our sense of wonder with the passing of years?  Are our lives so preoccupied that we overlook the grandeur of God’s creative genius?  Today, take a couple minutes, close your eyes and just listen.  See how many different birds you can identify by their songs.  The book Proverbs teaches us to avoid laziness by using the ant as an example of diligence. So pause for a moment and watch an ant at work.  On a clear night, see how many stars you can count.

Take time today to reflect on God’s handiwork; who knows, you too, might just rediscover your sense of wonder.