I got home from the jail around midnight last night, and the moon was behind a cloud, but it had the whole sky lit up like day. It even looked like rays were shining down at the edges of the cloud like you’ll see with the sun. (I should have taken a picture, but since I didn’t, I found this one online.)
It was so beautiful that I woke Mandee up and asked her to come out and look. Since she was already deep in sleep, and I was still coming down from an exciting night with the guys in the cell block, I’m not sure that she was as excited about it at the moment, but she got up and came outside to look, and she couldn’t deny the beauty.
Some things are worth waking up those we love so we can share with them, even if they think we’re crazy for doing it.
Yep, that’s exactly why I talk a lot about things that are beautiful that we can’t see or touch or take pictures of. The most valuable things in life can’t be held in bank accounts, garages, hands, or pockets. But it’s easy to forget about them, to overlook them if we aren’t reminded once in a while that there is something more beautiful that can be seen with the eye of our heart. Wake up, open your good eye, and I think that you’ll be able to see love and all kinds of blessings that you’ve forgotten – I think that you’ll even be able to see my Jesus in others if you look deep enough, if you listen hard enough, if you forgive strong enough.
“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” – Romans 1:20 NLT