Before you read this, watch the video above.
Somebody once told me that whatever you focus your attention on will determine what you are missing most. Last summer, when I was on my sabbatical, I asked the Lord for a scripture that would be our Young Life region’s theme for the year. He gave me 2 Corinthians 4:18.
The Lord revealed to me that he wants us to have eyes to see. I don’t know how many of you have seen the video on YouTube (watch above) of two groups of people interacting in different colored shirts. When I watched this video for the first time I was in class and the professor asked “Did you notice the gorilla?” When he played the video again there was a gorilla in the video that I had not noticed. How did I miss that?
In the gospels, you can see how Jesus was always doing the extraordinary among the ordinary. God wants us to stay so focused on Jesus that we would not miss everything that’s happening around us.
Here are the 2 things I believe we need to pay more attention to:
1. The “unseen” in our ministries.
2. The unseen in our own lives.
We all know that Jesus is moving and he’s doing amazing things, and many times those amazing things are happening right in the midst of the ordinary. My hope is that at the end of the year, we will be able to share with each other how we encountered Jesus Christ in our daily lives! Amen.