For the last few months, we have been almost invisible to our normal world. We aren’t in our usual stores, visiting our usual friends or dining at our usual restaurants.
Invisible technically means not seen, invisible to the eye, unnoticeable, indistinguishable, unobtrusive, obscure, shadowy or hard to make out. I don’t know about you but I am none of those things and neither are you.
For us it is really a feeling of neglect or loneliness. You have probably been told, as I have, to call if you need something. The problem is we do not do that. Instead we wait for someone to call us. Did it ever occur to you that maybe that person is waiting for a call too? Is it a stand-off? Who will call who? Let’s be the bigger person. Right now, make a list of all the people who would welcome a phone call or a socially distanced visit.
Here is a fun way to be invisible and yet be a contact-er. Send invisible emails.
I decided to start with my grandchildren. Of course, you have to let them into the secret. The idea is to write your message, preferably in a weird font! Then use the font colour choices to change it to white. When you send the message, it looks like nothing is there. They have to change the colour of the font at their end!
Today let us remember that we are not invisible at all. Our friends and family are around. We just have to reach out to them. And we are not invisible to God. He knows where we are and he is with us right this minute. Call out to him, friends and enjoy his company today.
But you’ll welcome us with open arms when we run for cover to you. Let the party last all night! Stand guard over our celebration. You are famous, God, for welcoming God-seekers, for decking us out in delight. (Psalm 5:11-12, MSG)
Prayer- Lord thank you for the comfort of your presence. Amen.