Jesus said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain—and so it does; and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot—and so it is. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the
appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?"
For all our intelligence, we are often blind to what is plainly before us. God must sometimes go to extremes to get our attention—floods, droughts, a burning bush, a whisper in the wind. What sign am I missing today, Lord?
Open my eyes to what you want me to see, my ears to what I must hear.
Psalm 24:1–2, 3–4ab, 5–6
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