Have you ever experienced when you are driving down the road and someone says :"Look at that!"? Often we focus on the horizon when what they want to show us is three feet in front of us. That happened to me over the past two days. I was looking for people to talk with, share with, and help. I was looking at the horizon not in front of me. I was looking for the person in need that l had not yet met.
Laurie has been keeping up with the blog on this trip. Whatever she writes she makes me wait to read later just like you guys. I have to wait until it is posted. I was surprised to learn that I had helped her at all since I was focused on the horizon. She had been the person in need. She was three feet away.
I remember a few years ago when a friend shared where Jesus was talking about serving "The least of these." His point was that oftentimes the least of these is in our house. Our spouse, our children, etc. It also makes me think about the commandment to make disciples in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth. When we have moved to different places in the world our Jerusalem has changed. It is where I we are. The people we are to serve are three feet from us. Our family, friends, and neighbors. I must continue to change my focus. I need to look where God is pointing out someone right in front of me, but I also must be open to change my focus if he is pointing out someone on the horizon.