My wife is now obsessed with this show. It took me weeks to convince her to give it a try, now the second our daughter's in bed she's priming the TV getting us ready to continue whatever episode we are on.
But I have always loved Sherlock Holmes. I've read some of the books (I wish I could say all but there are quite a few and I didn't have them all). The idea of being able to see what others don't amazes me. Especially since for so long I sucked at it. I still remember someone damaging the front wheel of their bicycle and it took me three tries to see the dent (which was huge).
So one of the things I love about the show is their pull back to the books. The episodes are almost like remakes of the originals in today's world (which if you've read my book, I like that idea). The Study in Scarlett becomes the Study in Pink. Holmes and Moriarty's meeting at Reichenbach Falls becomes an episode called The Reichenbach Fall. The other day we watched an episode entitled "The Scandal in Belgravia" which was an omage to the story "A Scandal in Bohemia" and they included one of the lines directly from the book:
You see, but you do not observe.
For me, this is one of the reasons why so many people miss Jesus, or at least don't have a complete view of Him. God is all around us. There are miracles happening every second of every day. His love is in action constantly. But so many people miss it. Why? Because they haven't been taught to read the clues like Sherlock Holmes. We see dirt, he sees a footprint telling us the person's height, weight, shoe size and gate. Some see coincidence, others see God's divine providence at work.
May our eyes be opened that we may see Jesus.