Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What you're looking for.

My 15-year-old son wants a Camaro.  A yellow one.  With stripes. 

I know because he has told me this 500,000 times.  Every time we drive past the car dealership he says, There’s my Camaro.  Except I want a yellow one.  No one is more focused and passionate about looking at cars than a 15-year-old boy who is two weeks away from taking driver’s ed.  

We just took a long road trip, and he pointed out every single Camaro on the highway.  There are a lot of Camaro’s, he said.   

The truth is, when you start looking for something you begin to see a lot of it.  All of a sudden every corner has a Camaro, but there aren’t more now than there were before. 

Only the seeing has changed. 

The same is true when it comes to looking for God’s goodness.  When we start looking for it, it’s everywhere. 

The Lord is good...”  Psalm 100:5. 

I had the experience of walking with two different women as their husbands threw them aside in divorce.  One woman, through her tears, could not stop speaking of the goodness of God.  The other, through her tears, could not stop speaking of her bitterness.       

There’s a lot of goodness out there.  We just have to start looking for it with 15-year-old-boy passion.

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