In the bible, Jesus notices.
Everywhere he goes, he notices people whose souls have gone into the dead of winter and are longing for new life.
He notices people who are hungry and he multiplies the loaves and the fishes to feed them.
He notices people who are sick, and he heals them.
He notices the blind and makes them see, and the paralyzed and makes them walk.
He notices Zaccheus who takes the common people’s money, and he goes home to eat dinner with him.
He notices the unnamed, Samaritan woman at the well, and he talks to her. He notices a little girl who is “sleeping” and Lazarus who is dead, and he brings them back to life.
He notices you … your sad eyes, your weary mind, your aching body, your lost hope, your wintered soul.
He heals your broken heart and awakens new life within you.
Go look in the mirror! Notice that something within in you is changing.
Spring is the perfect season to witness new life stirring outdoors and within us. Practice noticing. Winter is awakening to the beauty of God’s creation.
Creator God, you hold the earth and us tenderly in your arms. Thank you for the season of spring where new life is stirring in nature and in our souls. We notice with expectation and anticipation of seeing the beauty of your creation in both. Glory be to You! Amen.