Last week I was picking up some medicine for Levi who had gotten a virus that has been past around lately. Some have said that it is zika virus. We don't know for sure because the doctor didn't do blood work. Around here there are so many people who have gotten various types of sickness from mosquitoes. Jessie and I have been gotten sick at one time or another. There is no real way of escaping it. We try to get rid of an excess water around but mosquitoes seem to keep coming back. So back to me at the pharmacy, as I was standing there in the waiting line to the most popular pharmacy in town, I looked to the right. There was a catholic statue of Jesus. Below you can see the photo. This is normal here. This is the biggest and most busiest pharmacies in town. No one notices. It is just a part of normal life. What other things do I not see because it has become normal and part of the everyday scenery? I need to see people around me as lost and broken. I often forget, there is no hope without Jesus. What would my life be like without the deep down joy I have from knowing Jesus?
Oh that the Lord would open my eyes to see things differently. That has been on my heart lately. I still have to stop every so often and just look at the mountains. Being from Minnesota where there are no mountains, I remember the first time seeing the mountains in Salt Lake City during a layover. I was amazed at how beautiful they were. Everything here is green from all the rain we have had. It is the time of the year that is so beautiful. All around us, the mountains are full of life. We need to stop and take a moment to see people around us who are hurting and how amazing God's creation is.