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Sometimes We Miss the Obvious

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
                                                                     2 Corinthians 4:18


Sometimes I catch a glimpse of something that suggests the truth all around me that I too often miss.

Sunday our youth bell choir rang during the traditional services. They were great and enriched worship with their presence. It was obvious that Linda Smith, their director, had led them to practice and prepare. It was easy to see the joy on the students' faces when the ringing ended knowing they had done well.

It might have been less easy to see Patti Messamore, who rings in the adult bell choir, behind the students as they rang. Patti turned music pages, queued students to ring and was overjoyed when they were successful. Patti could have rung the bells herself, but was instead totally invested in the students becoming bell ringers themselves. 

Patti gave me a glimpse of the Spirit of God that is always behind us, turning pages that we might see what's ahead and filling us with joy when we become the thing God made us to be. I was reminded that God could accomplish His mission for the world all by Himself but instead invites us to join in.

This week I pray you catch a glimpse of God working all around you, cheering for you, supporting you and inviting you to play the notes so that others can hear the music.



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