“But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying. And they said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.’ When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’ Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, ‘Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.’”   John 20:11-15

After my six year old Tristan read this scripture this morning, his head snapped up, eyes wide open expressing an incredulous stare.  “He’s right in front of her!!”  He exclaimed. He could not believe she didn’t see it was Jesus.

When I was a kid, I grew up knowing that Jesus died on the cross, but it didn’t matter (or I didn’t care) much more than that.  I was taught that as long as I believed in God, knew Jesus died on that cross and was a good person, well…that’s all I needed.

I learned the stories of Adam and Eve at my Grandma’s church and Evolutionary fact at school and both somehow lived cohesively within my mind.  I ignoramusly never questioned the conflict between the two.

Creation surrounded me.  God’s protection covered me.  Jesus stood before me and I couldn’t see Him.

The Bible tells us that we are blind to God’s truths until it is revealed to us:

“in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”   2 Corinthians 4:4

“to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.”   Acts 26:18

This morning God reminded me through a six year old boy that He is always there, always working, always loving, we just need to slow down, pay attention and open our eyes.  He works through so many inconsequential things, we hardly recognize Him.

Don’t be so concerned with the things around you that you miss what’s right in front of you!!