“Are You A Noticer?”

September 16th

Greetings! Fall has arrived in earnest. But how beautiful the colors and how fun to get a sweatshirt from the closet and head out into a lovely cool autumn!

Are you a “Noticer?” I have often told my husband that if I wrote a book about him it would be called “The Noticer”. He seems to notice everything! Anything that is out of order, like telephone wires in an old Western movie, for instance. He will ask me, “What is wrong with this picture?” To which I answer, “I didn’t notice!” This question has been brought close to my thoughts over the past few days.

On our anniversary, September 10, we went out for breakfast. As we sat is the booth, 3 times people whom we knew walked by and did not notice us! Perhaps that seems a bit silly, but we are always looking around for someone we know to make a connection, hopefully. Of course we don’t go as far as to wave our arms and jump up and down! We looked at each other and chuckled that everyone is not like us and does not pay attention to their surroundings.

Then a gentleman we didn’t know stopped at our table and asked, “Guess who I got to see today?” Intrigued, we said, “Who?” thinking it was some celebrity. He answered, “You!” He then proceeded to have a conversation with us, congratulating us and sharing some of his life. We totally enjoyed the encounter! What an interesting way to open up dialogue.

This experience was close to my thoughts when I got home I opened my devotional for the day, the title being “Look Up”! Amazed at the way God gets my attention, my eyes watered to consider the truth of the Scripture in Luke 21:28: “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

            We have been studying prophecy and end times in our church’s small group, so this explains, perhaps, why I was so taken with this passage, following on the heels of our discussion on noticing things! I believe that “these things” mentioned in this passage have begun to happen, and it behooves us to lift our heads and notice!

There is great hope here. Our Redemption is coming, and our destiny is set, if we believe in Jesus’ and His sacrifice for us. Let us look around and see to what and where God is pointing.

Are you a noticer? I hope to become a better one! That’s all for this week. See you next week.

Love, Lois