This Week’s Thought

By Brad Campbell –

The picture I would like to share with you this week is one of grass. Not just any grass, mind you, but a tall stalk growing on a sand dune at the beach. I’ve never made a habit of photographing grass, and I didn’t intend to do that on this occasion. So why the picture?

Well, I was on an outing alone, snapping pictures of the birds scrambling in the sand for their breakfast, sailboats slowly cruising by the shore, and people out for a leisurely stroll. I raised my camera to take a picture of something I’ve now forgotten, and I snapped the photo. Only then did I realize that my camera had chosen to change the focus from what I was watching to this lone stalk of beach grass that stood nearby.

As we begin another week in our always busy lives, perhaps we need to have our focus changed. What are those things you are watching, the things that take the most of your valuable time, those things that are always going on all around you? Raise your weary head, look directly at the people and the world right in front of you, and change your focus.

See that neighbor who longs for a “hello” or a hug. Visit that coworker who feels he/she is drowning in looming deadlines and offer a hand. Shift your focus and see what’s truly important. So, you ask me to explain what is so important about that grass. I have no idea. I just know my focus was changed that morning. And as long as I am open to the changes the Lord shows me, the better my focus will be.

Refocus your lens for this week.

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