Last week I was doing my weekly errands of grocery shopping and Target run with the typical flurry of moving quickly from one place to the next. While walking up the parking lot towards Target, I had my head down, towards the pavement, while also reaching for my shopping list. Then in my peripheral I caught a glimpse of
lots of pink!
I turned my gaze away from my frenzied walk to look up towards the sky. There in my view was this lovely sight –
Of course I had to snap a picture! I didn’t want to waste the gorgeous view of these pink blooms against the crystal blue sky. It literally took my breath away.
After I finished my shopping and walked again under its beauty, I heard the Lord whisper in my heart ~
You need to keep your eyes upward. That’s where the joy is!
Oh, that is so true! Hebrews 12:2,3 tells us:
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself,
lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
It’s really difficult to stop and consider Jesus when I have my head down, dwelling on my concreted problems. It’s hard to see the beauty of His presence and remember His promises if I focus on my list of troubles.
I must lift my gaze into His lovely face. It doesn’t take the problems away, but it reminds me of the truth that He endured mistreatment from sinners, but He is now in heaven, victorious! Because of that, I don’t have to be weary and faint! I can have victory, too!
That’s a beauty even spring blooms can’t come close to! One day all those that know Christ as their Savior will be gathered with Him where troubles and trials will be over forever. Until then, friend, let’s
Keep Looking Up!!