Fantastic! Outstanding! Incredible! Thanks to blockbuster movies, thrill rides, and Madison Avenue ad campaigns, we have come to expect life to be “sensational”—and when it isn’t, we think something must be wrong. If we’re not careful, we can apply those expectations to our spiritual journey and fail to see the hand of God in the ordinary events of life. Even more tragic, we might fail to recognize His loving care for us in the midst of trials. But that’s when we do the most learning and growing. That’s when we have the greatest opportunity to encounter the risen Jesus…if we have eyes to see.