Friday, August 26, 2016

DAILY DEVO...noticing the unnoticables

Often times, I think we are guilty of passing by things and people without even noticing them.

I was reminded of the things we notice or don't notice recently when someone asked me about the Angel Statute in my city. They wanted to know who was keeping the area cleaned up.

Funny, the things people notice or don't notice. Locals have probably driven by that Angel a million times and never noticed if the weeds were growing or if someone cut them down. I mean, what does an old statute of someone long ago matter anyway?

Obviously, it matters to someone enough for them to clean it up. And someone else recently took time to notice that someone really cares about it.

Too many things pass us by without us batting an eye. The homeless, the lonely, the disabled, the elderly, the hurting widows, the one who is different from us. An old, forgotten statute.

Jesus noticed the unnoticeable.

Do you remember the woman with the issue of blood? 12 years she bled and when she got close enough to Jesus, she reached up to touch the hem of His garment and immediately she was healed.

'And Jesus said, “Who is the one who touched Me?”

(Peter didn't notice what Jesus did)

"Master, the people are crowding and pressing in on You.” But Jesus said, "Someone did touch Me, for I was aware that power had gone out of Me.” (Story found in Luke 8:43-48)

Jesus could have kept going at this point. After all, the woman got what she came for, right?

But Jesus didn't leave it there. He noticed what no one else noticed. While others looked at her issue, Jesus noticed the unnoticeable...He noticed her!

It may seem like a small thing, but like Jesus, may we all connect with someone or something that seems unnoticeable. Show you care and someone will surely notice!


1 comment:

bp said...

I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for this reminder.