Saturday, January 9, 2010
What does a carousel really look like from a 2 year old's perspective? We say, "Ride Bucky - it'll be fun!" What does the child think? Jack has mixed feelings about Bucky. Kind of a love/hate relationship. He sees the potential for fun but isn't that thrilled yet with the actual ride. He's got a great dad who's standing right next to him and holding on to him - but the horse keeps going up and down and the carousel keeps going round and round and round. It seems to be going too fast to really be able to focus on something or someone outside the carousel. I hear Andrew say, "Watch for Grammie..." - but too soon the opportunity to see me is gone. He gets glimps of things but it's pretty choppy.
Do you ever feel that way? I'm on the horse going up and down and round and round but.....wow, it's hard to get perspective of what's going on in the whole park! What Jack CAN hear and CAN see is his father standing right next to him. What gives him confidence and peace is the awareness of the presence of his dad during every rotation.
So, you see where I'm going with this, don't you? Today, let's fix our eyes on Jesus more than trying to fix our eyes on the things that are changing all the time. Ask your Father to help you be more aware of His incredibly close presence - His love - His provision - His delight in you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.