Do you remember the game; “Where’s Waldo?” It is a picture game that had a complex pictures and within the complexity of all that was in the picture was hidden the character, Waldo, that you needed to identify to win.
With life moving so fast and our lives wrapped up in so many areas, the tendency is to become self absorbed in the complexities of our picture of life with our own needs, troubles, fears or successes. We become “blind” of the lesson Jesus taught in three different parables about being able to see and identify Jesus right in front of us. By doing so we would bring our lives into the fulfillment of what God intended it and planned it to be without trying harder in our own strength and abilities. But like the game “Where’s Waldo?” the harder you try to see him the more you miss him in the complexity of the crowded picture of our lives!
Today, take this day and look up from your life, lift your eyes to see above all the complexities of it, draw back and just take a look around you to see what you can see. Listen closely to the still quiet voice within you as you ask the Holy Spirit to show you Jesus hidden in the picture of others all around you.
Seek what you can do to bless someone else with a word of encouragement, even if you do not feel encouraged. Give someone a hand even when you feel tired or too busy to do so. Reach out and take someone to lunch that needs an ear, even if you have had no one to sit and listen to your needs.
What will happen? You will see Jesus, and then you will be blessed beyond your imagination. Just as He taught in His parables; “as you do unto the least you do unto me and you will be blessed” and as the wisdom from Proverbs promises; “as you refresh others you will be greatly refreshed.”
It’ time to live life to its fullest. To live that life we need to stop worrying about our life by entrusting it over to God to care for it, then to live our lives as He has taught which is to Love Him by doing onto others as you would want done unto you. By doing so He will do what He has promised to do which is to give you Life Abundant and the ability to give it to others freely.
Remember…Beauty Begins Within