2 Minutes - SILENCE, STILLNESS AND CENTERING WITH GOD
28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
Waldo was created by an illustrator named Martin Handford who liked to draw crowd scenes. He included a character named Waldo, a geeky-looking, glasses-wearing nerd with a striped shirt and goofy hat. Children became fascinated with trying to find Waldo in Handford’s illustrations of crowds.
This guy Waldo is supposed to be on every page. The author assures us that it is so. But he is often hidden to the untrained eye. You have to be willing to look for him. When you find him there is a sense of joy and accomplishment. In fact, developing the capacity to track him down is part of the point of the book. The author said he hides Waldo so children can learn to “be aware of what’s going on around them. I’d like them to see wonder in places it might not have occurred to them.” (GICTYT, p. 28)
God is often like Waldo. He is near to us and even interacts with us, but we don’t always recognize him in the ordinary activities of life.
Where might God have been present with you, speaking to you or revealing something important to you today?
2 Minutes - Silence and Listen for God's Response