The Psalmist was a perceptive witness who sang, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork.” And Jesus didn’t send his disciples into “all of the world” until they had lived with him three years and had time to ponder his life, death, and resurrection.
We could be taught a thing or two about being witnesses from the keenest observers of all, our children. In one of my favorite cartoons, Dennis the Menace says to his pal Joey, as they gaze out the bedroom window into the dark night, “The stars know we’re looking at them because they wink at us.” Now there’s an authentic witness!
Monday afternoon when the sun came out, I sat on our back porch, reading, reflecting, and watching what was happening in my part of the world. I listened to the birds singing and the wind in the trees. As I watched the squirrels and cardinals vying for the sunflower seeds, I was grateful to God for my front row seat!
When we take time to watch His show, we just may be better witnesses when it comes time to talk about our faith.
Lord, help us to keep an eye on things. Amen.