“On that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book; and out of gloom and darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see.” Isaiah 29:18Isaiah 29:18
In today’s reading we hear the hope of hearing God’s word and being awakened to seeing God’s grace in our lives. As we continue to embark on this journey through Advent, we continue to hear how awesome God’s power and glory is. We begin to look forward to the coming of Christ on Christmas morning. We begin to prepare our hearts and our spirit to receive what’s in store for us.
Today as I contemplated my morning and my day around the pond, I was reminded to slow down and be present to everything surrounding me. To slow down when I read the Word of God and absorb each word I read as each has a meaning and purpose. To be attentive to those who require my attention and want me to just listen. To enjoy and learn from the animals God created, as I watched a squirrel in my path this morning. To listen to the wind because it may be telling me to rejoice in something that is lingering in my mind. To ponder the strength of the roots that bring life to the plants and magnificent trees before my eyes.
Each of these things, are things God created to reveal His magnificent glory, to teach me and you along our journey on how to build His kingdom. Embracing each detail of what God has placed before us, can only occur if our deaf ears can hear, and our blind eyes are open.
Today, I invite you to pay attention to every sound you hear, to read a verse from the Bible out loud slowly and question the intent of each word, to open your eyes to all the details in your view. Be amazed at what God is revealing to you as He restores you through sound and sight.