The Invisible Gorilla

There is an experiment where people watch a video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo) of a group
passing basketballs back and forth. Viewers must keep track of how many times certain players pass the ball. In
the middle of the video, a man in a gorilla suit comes on screen, stands in the middle of the group, raises his
fists and beats his chest, and then leaves. Because people are so focused on counting the number of times the
ball is passed, 50% of viewers don’t even notice the gorilla in the video at all.

Similarly, we can become so preoccupied with our day-to-day tasks that we miss God working in the middle of
them. “Where is God?” we might ask. “I’ve never seen Him!” Yet perhaps in the repetitive actions of the
assembly line, God is reminding you how He wants you to help build His kingdom. Maybe in the busyness of
teaching kids in the classroom He wants to show you what it means to have the faith of a child. That long
commute you dread might be God’s gentle nudge to gaze in awe on His creation. Today may you see the big in
the small and the extraordinary in the mundane. Don’t miss the gorilla this week.