“Let us look only to Jesus.”
This morning, I went into the lambs’ pasture to spend a bit of time with them. They were in their usual morning routine of finding cozy little spots clustered together under trees and shady places beside stacks of logs. A few would lift their heads to note my presence, but quickly returned to their napping.
But my little Easter-lamb was munching away on some grass away from the rest. She lifted her head and caught sight of me. She actually did a “double-take”. Then she did her “Baaa-aaa” of greeting and returned to her munching. I chuckled at her double-take….I had never seen that before and it warmed my heart to know she recognized me and called out her little greeting. It was sweet. I didn’t need her to run over or change what she was doing. Her simple greeting…the little double-take…was enough to brighten my day.
And I wondered….do I make God smile when, in the midst of my “normal”, I glimpse His Presence – “see Him” – and acknowledge Him with a simple thought or word? Does it bring Him a touch of joy in the moment? My Good Shepherd has His Eye on me, whether I notice or not. But the notice . . . a simple, pure reaction of seeing Him in my normal day, I do believe matters to Him. His Eye is on me . . . on you . . . every moment of every day.
I want to be that lamb that notices and recognizes His Presence in my “normal.” I want to give Him moments of Joy. I want to make Him smile.
May I often “double-take” with Him.