“I spy with my little eye…” was a favorite travel game for our family. The rules of the game were simple. Each person would take a turn. He or she would choose an item around them. The item might be in the car or it might be something outside the car. They would then say, “I spy with my little eye something that is…(Insert here the color of the item or another particular identifying property).” The other players would then take turns trying to guess the secret item. If you guessed the item correctly, it was your turn to be the “spier.”
Look around you. What do you “spy with your little eye”? Do you “spy with your little eye” the work of God? God is always at work all around us, and inside of us. According to the Experiencing God study, however, “One of the greatest tragedies among God’s people is that, although they deeply long to experience God, they are encountering Him day after day but do not recognize Him.” In other words, God is at work all around us. We might even “spy with our little eyes” God’s work, but we do not clearly identify the activity as an activity of God and thus, we fail to join him in his kingdom work.
Do not be discouraged! The Holy Spirit and the Word of God will instruct us, guide us, and help us to know when and where God is working around us. And thus, when “we spy with our little eyes” when and where God is working, we can make the necessary adjustments to our lives so that we can join God in his kingdom work.
“I spy with my little eye something that is white.” If you guessed the Lamb of God which takes away the sins of the world, you would be correct. Your turn!