Five Minute Friday: See

On Friday mornings, The Gypsy Mama (Lisa Jo) spreads a feast before us consisting of a challenge:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.

Today’s word is SEE.


I love the hymn, “Open My Eyes,” and especially the line where the words “that I may see” come into play.

Do I see?  What God wants me to see?  How wide open do my eyes need to be to see what’s all around me?

I walk out my front door and I see towering fir trees, some 30 years in the making.  I see luscious ferns, rhododendrons, azaleas, trillium, the growth one would find in a forest.  Beauty is what I see.

I look up and I see blue skies (most days!) and clouds, but I also see birds flying here and there, chirping to one another, caring for one another.

But when I walk on the corner of my small community, do I see the need around me?  Do I see the homeless?  Do I see the hungry?  Do I see the child clinging to a parent who has no means to feed that child?  The jobless?

If I don’t see all of this — the beauty and the goodness as well as the need of others around me — do I really have my eyes open and seeing all He wants me to see?



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