Have you ever come upon something that you see everyday, but do not really notice it? When I was taking these pictures back in January, I first noticed the room with windows on the second floor of the Alaska Airlines building. After I noticed it, I wondered what it was used for.
Last week, I found out that it is just a glorified break room for the airline employees, with exercise equipment to boot. I found out, because they will sometimes use the room for other occasions as well, like last week. The mother of the young man that died was flying in from the oil fields where she works, I think for Alaska Airlines. They ushered her directly up there from the plane to meet with her family; as pastor, I was part of the group.
Yesterday, we had the funeral, it was a long and emotional service for the Witness of the Resurrection. This afternoon, I officiated another funeral for a young woman who died from cancer that she had been battling for the past year or so.
How often do we walk, or drive by something everyday and not notice it; whether the "it" is a place, thing or a person. All too often, we, especially I, become too focused that I do not notice things that are out of my line of vision. Just as Jesus taught that anytime we do something for the "least of these", the outcast, the unnoticed, we do it for Jesus as well. The opposite is true as well, every time we walk by and not notice the least of these, we do not notice Jesus.
It is time that I started becoming more aware of where I am looking.
Peace and blessings.