What do you think? Do you see God? Maybe you do but you just don’t realize it. Psalm 96:7 says “O nations of the world, recognize the Lord; recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong.” Here the writer of Psalm 96 takes it beyond just seeing God, to recognizing God.
The difference? When you see something you perceive it. But when you recognize something you identify, acknowledge, and understand it. So for all these years you could have been seeing God, but because you didn’t recognize what you saw, you didn’t know you were seeing God.
So what have you seen that you may have missed?
You can see God in the sand pipers who run along the beach, the dolphins in the sea, the tuna on your table, the homeless man you pass on your way to work, the mother with twin 3 year olds at Starbucks, the soldier halfway around the world, the squirrels chasing each other, the flowers in your neighbor’s yard, the beams of sun that shine through the trees, the email from your best friend, the joy in your wife’s eyes, the Bible, and a picture that says more than 1,000 words.
If you don’t think you’re seeing God, maybe you need to stop looking and start recognizing. Maybe asking the question “What would God want me to see in this?” would help you get into the habit of recognizing God.
Where do you see God? How did you get started seeing God? Share your thoughts and recognitions below.