tumblr_ljgxnnEr0F1qzi15io1_400Yesterday I posed a question on a few of the Facebook pages that I manage. I asked “Where will you see God today?”  Some of those who commented noted different things – seeing God in a line of Scripture, in a situation, through the resolution of something. God was seen everywhere, because God is everywhere.Along those lines, the thought on my heart today is around who and what I will notice today. In order to see God today, who or what will I notice?

The air was so cold when I took the dog out a little while ago and I was not prepared for it. Honestly, I was not ready for the request to go outside, either! In my sleepy and slightly annoyed state, I only felt the cold air and the desire to go back to sleep.

What might I have missed?

A bird?  The scent of the air? The playful look on my dog’s face? Dew on a plant? The moon as it journey to its setting in the west?

Today I am reminded to pay attention, to notice. Noticing opens the door to seeing God. There will be countless invitations to see God in everything from the greatest frustration to the greatest joy, in the ordinary and in the extraordinary, in what is seen and in what is noticed.

Today I hope to notice and to not simply see. Whether I do or not, God is so very beautifully everywhere, but the loss is mine if I do not notice.