Thursday, March 16, 2006

You can't camouflage that!


Today I was sitting in my driveway waiting for my daughter to finally drag herself out of the house so we could go to work/school. I was absentmindedly staring out the car window at the neighbor's front yard and his two trees. And as I stared in the early morning light at the monochromatic tree limbs I suddenly realized right there, slightly right of center was a brilliant red cardinal. It just popped. Wow. Of course my eye was drawn right to it, and I could hardly tear my eyes away from its beauty. And it occurred to me that that is part of what being a Christ follower is all about. In this world of monochromatic sameness, of mind numbing cardboard cutout lives, we are to be brilliantly unique. A beacon. The bright spot. The unexpected thing that catches the eyes of the world and makes them want to watch us to see the beauty of Christ. To be good, and beautiful, and startling in our lives so they can hardly tear their eyes away from the love of God. Big shoes to fill, eh? But yet so simple....

3 comments:

A said...

But . . . I . . . feel . . . so . . . monochrome . . . today . . .

gerbmom said...

ROFL - me too. That's why I needed the vivid reminder. :)

Darla said...

absolutely brilliant post - and not to mention that the cardinal is my FAVORITE bird, as was my grandmother's... not a coincidence that they show up in my backyard almost every day!! i'm going to send this post to my mother, if it's okay.

thank you, karen - i needed something real to hang on to today, and how awesome it's coming to me from almost all the blogs i've read today! ;) blog friends ROCK!!