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What you Focus on Gets Bigger. Reflection for Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent

Wednesday 16 December 2020

Luke 7:18B-23

At that time, John summoned two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” When the men came to the Lord, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?’” At that time Jesus cured many of their diseases, sufferings, and evil spirits; he also granted sight to many who were blind. And Jesus said to them in reply, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the good news proclaimed to them. And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.”


In our family we play a variation of Slug Bug called “Yellow Car.” The thought was to make the game harder because there are not that many yellow cars. That is, until you look for them… then they are everywhere!

That which you focus on, gets bigger. (Tip: Don’t focus on your backside!) When questioned by John’s disciples, Jesus asks them what they have seen and heard. The list of wonders grows and grows as they pay attention and look.  And then Jesus tells these disciples to go back and report what have found.

What wonders are you seeing? Are you even looking for the wonders? Many times, we must be intentional in our seeking, because like the proverbial snowball, once we get going our experience keeps expanding. Make note. Be grateful.

And then, Share! Tell what you are seeing and hearing.  You have a circle of influence and it starts in your domestic church, your home. Open the eyes of those you interact with to beauty. Witness to the work of God that is happening in and around you. Your joy, love and amazement at the goodness of God is contagious! Like a pebble dropped into a pond, the change in you will create change in those around you.

See. Hear. Go. Tell.

Jackie Henderson

Meditation

Your circle of influence starts in your domestic church, your home. How are you a witness to the work of God in your domestic church?