I recently did the walk to Homunga Bay from Waihi Beach (a favourite pilgrimage of mine) I’d spent the morning walking and writing songs. An old hymnbook and the rhythm of my feet gave me a few new melodies. I caught sight of these flowers on the big climb up from the Bay back up to civilisation. They helped me remember this passage:
“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving.” Matthew 6:30
I confess, I repeated the words, ‘…most of which are never even seen…’ over and over as I hiked my way up the rest of the hill. Our God is mindful of the unseen, our God is loving toward the unseen. There is an abundance of beauty and creativity in this world, which so often lives under the lie of scarcity.
Perhaps this can be a year of mindfulness, of seeing the unseen.