At that time Jesus said,
“I thank you, Father,
Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things
from the wise and the intelligent
and have revealed them to infants;
yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.”
It takes grace and a great sensitivity of spirit to see the wonder and beauty in small things and ordinary events.
I see a lot of postings by doting and loving parents and grandparents of their children, invariably tagged as angels, princesses, champions, cute, unbelievable, the best, the prettiest or handsomest ever – which they are!
God, in his heavens, must be looking down on us, amused and saying:
“It takes so little to make them happy.”
And our hearts are indeed filled with joy and happiness.
Yet there are times of weakness and selfishness when we feel
we are entitled to the sun, the stars and the moon.
And we feel so empty unless the universe was served at our feet, by God himself no less.
I will seek God in the small things and the ordinary events of my life
and thank him for that presence.
Today, I will!