Shining Moments

The flowers reach for the sun

    And my heart yearns for You.

In a sometimes cold and unfeeling world

   You continue to shine your Love

        All over us.

Touching and making our ordinary moments

        Extraordinary.

And how very exciting it is to know

      You’ve only just begun to show your Glory.

 

Years ago there was an elderly man.

I can see him in my mind although I have long since forgotten his name.

But I would go to church every Sunday

  And look for him.

Not because of what his job was

    Or how many letter came after his name

Not because of what kind of car he drove

    Or the fancy house he lived in.

No, you see he passed out

      Chiclets.

You remember—

      Those square-shaped white pieces of gum that came in a box.

He always carried a box with him

   And when he saw a child

     he stopped and reached in his pocket

       brought out the box

          and passed out a few into all the waiting hands.

              Into my small hand.

              Even mine.

I felt so loved

    so special

      so cared for.

That’s how I think God wants us all to live

Touching the lives of those near and far

    And showing them they are special.

Because God loves

           and cares

             and shows it again and again.

             that all glory goes to Him.

He shone brightly through this man as he wove his way among the children.

He continues to shine today.

 

Shine brightly through me today, O Lord.

In a thousand different ways.

I can sense it. It is true.

You’ve only just begun to reveal your Glory.

 

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