Unconsumed

by John Fischer

My thought for today is a brief, but profound one. So since it takes only a short time to read it, spend an additional amount of the time thinking about it, because it is a thought that demands some reflection. It comes from an old Hebrew prayer and that’s all I know about its origin, because that’s all I was able to write down from the Internet source where I found it.

It deals with one of my favorite concepts: Learning to see God and His truth all around us, and realizing that at any given time, there is so much more to know and experience of Him than what we are currently aware of.

The psalmist writes, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge” (Psalm 19:1-2).

Ever wonder where that barrage of information is going? How it must be wasted on us!

Days pass and the years vanish and we walk sightless among miracles. Lord, fill our eyes with seeing and our minds with knowing. Let there be moments when your Presence, like lightning, illuminates the darkness in which we walk. Help us to see, wherever we gaze, that the bush burns, unconsumed. And we, clay touched by God, will reach out for holiness and exclaim in wonder, ‘How filled with awe is this place and we did not know it.‘”

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