See The Good

by | Sep 5, 2022 | Pastor's Blog

There is a lot of negative news in the world today. It’s true nationally and even locally. You can’t turn on the television or listen to the radio without the negative rhetoric that makes you feel like there is no hope. It would make us believe that there is little to nothing good in our world, but I would beg to differ.

Examples of the Good All Around Us:

I would like to offer some examples of the good all around us that we likely rarely stop to consider because they include hardworking people who never make the news in their daily routines. Let’s take a moment or two to celebrate our teachers, social workers, doctors, nurses, first responders, and those working with people in need in mind, body, or soul.

This is not a complete list, obviously, but consider those in your life who will never be thanked for offering their gifts and work in and for our city.

Personally, I have started a new spiritual discipline by simply viewing the world around me with the heart, mind, and eyes of Christ. Now before you think that I’m acting like I’m overly spiritual or something, this has become a simple practice of watching.

As I drive, I have started to notice the construction workers on the side of the road. Perhaps it’s my new spiritual discipline becoming a habit or maybe my driving route on I-69 and 465 every day. Either way, I’m noticing how they are working on a project that will help people reach their destination in a timely and safe way.

Those That Keep Us Safe

Do you ever notice the red and blue lights flashing on the road? Take a moment to consider the police offers working to make our community a safer place for all. Every single day I see buildings with “Community Health” on the side of them. They remind me of all the people it takes to help others become healthy.

One of my boys is in elementary school, and my younger is at CUMNS. As I take them to school, I watch the gentle and kind welcome given by teachers and staff alike.

I’m sure you have many other examples in your life too. Who do you see throughout the day who may never be thanked for doing their job? Remember the good they are offering to our community and even to us.

When I open my eyes and see all the people who make our city and our world move, I am in awe of the good all around us. There is so much good happening all around us every day. We just have to open our eyes and look around.

I am reminded of Psalm 119:148,

“My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.”

Psalm 119:148

May we keep our eyes open to the good all around us today and always. Amen.


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