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The Beautiful Things We Miss

February 1, 2020—

Sometimes we spend our days caught in a routine, rushing through life and wishing time would pass more quickly in order to get to the next exciting moment ahead of us. Today’s song by Matthew West reminds us of the danger in this hurry: “The Beautiful Things We Miss.”

I don’t want to miss it

I don’t want to look back some day and find

Everything that really mattered

Was right in front of me this whole time

Today, let us pray that God will keep our eyes focused on the world in front of us, and the countless moments of beauty and joy He’s arranged for us to find.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

She puts on her makeup
And the last dress she remembers
That turned his head
That time he said, "You look beautiful"
At six the front door opens
And he doesn't even notice
Kisses her cheek, "Baby when do we eat? I'm starving"
Oh, the beautiful things we miss

I don't want to miss it
I don't want to look back some day and find
Everything that really mattered
Was right in front of me this whole time
Open up my eyes Lord
Keep me in the moment just like this
Before the beautiful things we love
Become the beautiful things we miss

She hides out in her headphones
Texting on her cell phone
Daddy's girl, built a world
Behind her bedroom door
While he was working hard and providing
Bigger houses still get divided
Just yesterday she was on his shoulders
But today she's older, why do we get older?
Oh, the beautiful things we miss

I don't want to miss it
I don't want to look back some day and find
Everything that really mattered
Was right in front of me this whole time
Open up my eyes Lord
Keep me in the moment just like this
Before the beautiful things we love
Become the beautiful things we miss

We don't get to rewind
There's no such thing as next time
Help me remember, help me remember
We don't get this back
They were right when they said don't blink
It all goes faster than you think
Oh, help me remember, help me remember
The beautiful things we miss

I don't want to miss it
I don't want to look back some day and find
Everything that really mattered
Was right in front of me this whole time
Open up my eyes Lord
Keep me in the moment just like this
Before the beautiful things we love
Become the beautiful things we miss

Open up my eyes Lord
Open up my eyes Lord
I don't wanna miss it
No I don't wanna miss it
Open up my eyes Lord
Open up my eyes Lord
Before the beautiful things I love
Become the beautiful things I miss