The Blessings We Can Miss

Sometimes we don't notice what's around us.

Sometimes we don’t notice what’s around us.

Digital cameras have made field engineering easier these days. I work as an electrical power engineer and a few years ago had to make detailed notes in the field so I could remember what equipment and hardware were on the individual poles. But now, I can take a hundred pictures if needed to get all the details. The digital part makes it easy and economical to click away.

However, as things get easier, we do have to remember to pay attention to the details and watch what’s going on – or we may miss something. As I checked on this pole’s photo I noticed what I had missed. As you can see, it’s a beautifully clear jet vapor trail. I had not noticed it when “clicking away”.

It’s easy, in this busy world, to get caught up in just being busy (and with the focus above, digital devices can make that worse instead of better). We can develop tunnel vision and miss what is important – miss out on opportunities that God gives us to serve Him and others. So, as we look around, focusing on what we think is important, we need to ask “what else is in this scene that I need to be aware of?” We could be missing a blessing from God.

Seeing many things, but you do not observe; Opening the ears, but he does not hear.” Isaiah 42:20 NKJV

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