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Seeing A Better World

Want to see a better world? Well, that’s entirely up to you.

Anyone can see the bad. Seeing the bad is the simplest, most nature instinct of humans. One of the reasons people watch talent competitions – American Idol, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, etc… – is because it’s so easy to see who don’t got talent. Some viewers find the least talented people the most entertaining. Seeing the bad is basic.

It takes a little more focus to see the good.

It takes a little more intention.

But there is good all around us.

Children are good, for sure. Warm days with cool breezes; laughter with old friends and fresh discoveries with new ones are good. Good books on glacially slow days are good. Movies that help us think and feel more deeply are good too. So are movies where lots of stuff blows up.

Life has it’s goodness.

When God created this spinning ball of rock and dust, God called it good. Humans have done our best to reduce and spoil God’s plan. Much of that goodness has eroded like sand into the sea. But there’s still some goodness left.

So here’s my proposal:  In a world of degradation, negativity, failure, and criticism, how about you and I make a declaration in our hearts? Let’s look for and see the good.

  • Loved Laura Bush’s Christmas card one year, Ps 27:13 “I will still see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” And Jesus’s statement at the raising of Lazarus, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God.” It takes faith to see the glory doesn’t it. Lots of people were standing around Jesus and missed it.
    Hey, you are still not telling me what a Gravatar is?? Do I need that?

    • Dorris, you don’t “need” a gravatar. It’s simple a little picture of yourself that post online when you do things like post a comment here and other places. You can got to here to set one up.

  • Cynthia R Coyle

    Your words today are encouraging. Often, I feel like Pollyanna ‘looking for the glad’, but yesterday wasn’t one of those days. I received a text message and felt it was plain rude! Then today, when I read this I wondered both about the person who sent it and my reaction to it. My reaction was less than favorable. So here’s my verse. It comes from another of my morning devotionals (funny how those verses are handy when most needed, right?) Psalm 19:14: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. @Dorris, don’t worry about the Gravatar. I have one, but it never links to Sean’s page. (reset it many times, just never shows up)

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