Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube

Back to Blog Home
Seeing, But Not Seeing  

The day was gray and unseasonably cold. On my hurried walk from the train station to Moody Radio’s studios, I saw a small bird trembling on the sidewalk.

As I approached, the bird should have flown away or attempted to run away. It did neither. Was it sick? Injured? Born with a flying disability? I have no idea. He appeared well-fed. But if a bird can seem dejected, she/he certainly did, quivering on the cold cement.

How like our world. Day after day, you and I go about our lives—typically in a hurry. Meaning that we walk past people—lots of them. And some of those we pass, like that little bird, are just not right.

  • It’s the guy who never seems to leave the Wal-Mart parking lot—and never changes his clothes.
  • It’s the lady who sits in the back of church week after week, dabbing at her eyes, always slipping out before the end of the service.
  • It’s the teenager with the sad face who walks up and down the street several times a day. He never seems to arrive anywhere.  

Just like that bird, these people were designed to fly, but now they’re grounded. Quivering. Shivering in the cold.

The problem: We see them, but we don’t see them. At least not enough to care or help.

But wouldn’t Jesus see them? Wouldn’t Jesus help them?

And if He could, shouldn’t we?

  • A friendly greeting.
  • A bottle of cold water.
  • A kind word simply acknowledging their existence.

Couldn’t we at least start there?

Today, keep your eyes open and your heart soft. There’s a flightless bird on the path ahead. Our broken world is full of them.

 

 

 

Back to Blog Home





Jon GaugerJon Gauger

Recent Posts

Thursday, August 11, 2022
Life in the Past Lane
Thursday, August 04, 2022
Quiet Truth in a Noisy World
Thursday, July 28, 2022
First Things
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Faith and Flight
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Unlimited Connectivity

Jon Gauger Media 2016