Unseen Blessings

January 11, 2012

I got up the other day and there was just a light dusting of snow on the ground. When I looked out the window I saw several set of tracks crossing the front lawn.  On closer examination, I realized that they were deer tracks where several deer had crossed the yard sometime through the night.  
My first thought was “Darn, I wish I could have seen them.”   One of the joys of living in Kingswood is the opportunity to see wildlife, whether it is deer, rabbits, foxes or maybe even bears.  My philosophy is: if you don’t like wildlife then you shouldn’t live in the woods.

Then I had an epiphany: it still happened even though I missed it.  The deer were there while I was sleeping.    It is so easy in our lives to think we haven’t been blessed because we didn’t actually get to see the blessing when it happened.  Then, because we haven’t actually seen the blessings we assume they didn’t happen.   But God doesn’t stop working just because we are sleeping or not paying attention.

Why not take a few minutes to look around today, you may not see the deer but you might see their tracks.  Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.