THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Try to slow down, pause and enjoy the journey as much as the destination

Rev David Oxtoby
Rev David Oxtoby
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Where are we rushing to? And in rushing to the next thing, how much do we miss along the way?

Our present culture seems to be one of being busy, driven and filling every moment with something; but have we lost the ability to enjoy the journey, as well as the destination?

It is only in looking, listening and sensing creation around us, that we are able to see something of the fingerprint and breath of God

It takes a real conscious decision to slow down, pause and enjoy all that is around us.

For it is only in looking, listening and sensing creation around us, that we are able to see something of the fingerprint and breath of God.

The book of Romans says it like this: “For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

Do we look for the signature of God in our fellow travellers, for we are all “fearfully and wonderfully made”.

If we only took a little longer to see God in others, and in our world, might we then be inspired to love God and our neighbour as Jesus intended for us?

And who knows, we might also be a little less weary as well.