I happen to be listening to Rascal Flatts when their song, “Mayberry” came on the radio. Ok, there is something you need to know about me, I am a HUGE Country Fan and an even bigger Rascal Flatts fan. I’m a Texan, what can I say. Back to the devotional thought.
THINK / READ / ACT
The words to this sound are beyond rich. So rich, that I decided to post a couple of sections of the lyrics. For a full set of the lyrics click here. You can read though each of them and find a 1/2 dozen or more thoughts that all bring us back to a rediscovery of who God is and our relationship to Him. And there are another half-dozen or so thoughts we could share on where our world is headed and our longing for a more simple way of life.
For our devotion today I thought we’d take a brief look at what it might mean to see “through God’s Window“. Have you ever thought how God see’s His creation, what He intended for it, what we’ve allowed it to become, what others say it should be, and/or what we are passing on to the next generation.
Read these lyrics with me…
Sometimes I can hear this old earth shouting
Through the trees as the wind blows
That’s when I climb up here on this mountain
To look through God’s window
Now I can’t fly
But I got two feet that get me high up here
Above the noise and city streets
My worries disappear
Think about those words… they are SO rich…. can’t you feel this “old earth shouting” as war between good and evil rages on, or the gentleness “through the trees as the wind blows” and calms our fears, “up here on this mountain” where we feel like we can do anything we set our mind to, “through God’s window” we see that we are part of a much better plan, as you and I “got two feet that get me high”, “above the noise and city streets”, where “my worries disappear” and I am once again connected to my Creator.
And think about these words….
Sometimes I dream I’m driving down an old dirt road
Not even listed on a map
I pass a dad and son carrying a fishing pole
But I always wake up every time I try to turn back
Have you ever dreamt you were driving down an old dirt road, or passed a dad & son with fishing poles, only to wake up with tears in your eyes wishing you could fall back to sleep and back into that dream just to see where it went.
You know what God sees when He looks through His window…. He sees you! …. He sees the man or woman who He created, who you are, and who you want to be. He sees your strengths and your weaknesses, He also feels this old earth shouting, the wind blowing, the noise & city streets, your worries, your dreams, your roads and their forks, your dad or the lack there of, and when you wake up He is their to hold you until you go back to sleep.
Through God’s Window …. He sees YOU!
12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!