Dare to See the Details, Dare to See the Extraordinary.

SAM_2306      Sometimes God asks for our attention when we are too busy and have no time.
“For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form of comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely, He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, everyone, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all”. Is. 53:3-6

The Lord Jesus was the son of God and people ignored Him allowing Him to pass by. We still do that today. We don’t allow the presence of God to penetrate our daily choices and schedules. Yesterday God gave me a glimpse of my own selfishness and pride. How many times do I forget to thank Jesus for taking on my sin, heartache, and sorrow? I met a World War Two Veteran. Regardless of your political views this man was still an unsung hero.  I felt like others brushed past this man.  Isn’t that how we as a society treat the Lord Jesus? We push Him aside as if His sacrifice was commonplace. We treat the Lord Jesus as less than when He deserves all our devotion. Choose today to look beyond your agenda. Maybe God has something special for you if you would only have the eyes to see.

I was busy
And didn’t have time.

There were more items to be picked
Then could ever be done
My supervisor yelled, “don’t stop till it’s done”!

“Faster, faster keep up the speed
Keep it moving Sarah
That’s all I need”!

The words of my boss echoed strong
But I decided to stop
And talk to this man
though it might seem wrong.

He was creeping along the aisles
Amidst the harried shoppers
Who couldn’t even stop and smile

What caught my eye
Was the hat that read
WWII Vet
He was alive and not dead.

I looked at my list and all that was still undone
But I knew God had greater plans of opportunity.
Not wanting to miss His great plan
As I had done before
I abandoned my cart to talk to this man.

I didn’t speak much
Perhaps a phrase or two
I thanked the man for his service.
He said he was just looking at the discount food
That was all he came to do.

My heart broke

did nobody see

this man

a hero from history?

He hobbled away on his walker
I was afraid he might fall.
As he walked away
A tear surfaced in my eye
For this man had lived
He had not died.

He was shuffling
With his two old feet
What a miracle
He was not a defeat.

But amidst the angry shoppers
Who had no time
This hero was left unnoticed
And unrecognized.
He was simply seen as another old man
Walking around with no fanfare
Probably in someone one’s way
Not knowing they were avoiding history that day.

And I wondered if perhaps
My Jesus, Savior, and Lord
Was also overlooked
When He came to earth
People scoffed
And turned away
Not knowing they were avoiding
Saving Grace.

Thank Your Jesus
Who died for you
Who gave you, life
Remember,
He didn’t have to.

But He gave His life

because He loves you.

But also thank a vet today
Who chose to sacrifice
Who chose to pay.

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