View

OK, this never happens, but here I am writing my Five Minute Friday post before I wake up Friday morning!  Wow!  Want to join a group of fearless writers who band together to rediscover the joy of writing free?  Come on over to http://www.lisajobaker.com and check it out. 

I wonder what the world looks like from her viewpoint.  So small, reaching high to hold onto the leaning down hands of her grown-ups.  We must look so tall to her, my little granddaughter, and so far away.  I imagine that the landscape she has in her sightline must be a parade of rear ends, crude as that may be.  To see the ones she trusts, the ones she depends on, she must raise her face and look up.  I pick her up in my arms and raise her face to the level of mine, and suddenly she has a whole new view of the world.

And me.  What I can see right in front of me is just a part of the whole.  I’m limited by my size in this world, and if I keep my focus just on what’s in my line of sight, what’s easy to see, I’m going to miss a lot.  Tunnel vision, if you will.  But if I tilt my head back and raise my face to the One I trust, the One I depend on, I’m no longer limited to what I can merely see in front of me.  He can raise me up and He can change my view of things, helping me see people through His eyes and love them like He does. 

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15 thoughts on “View

  1. “But if I tilt my head back and raise my face to the One I trust, the One I depend on, I’m no longer limited to what I can merely see in front of me.” – this yes. Beautiful reminder. I spend a lot of days just looking down at my own stumbling feet.

  2. I have a little girl, and I often wonder if the world looks so big and overwhelming from her viewpoint…and yet, she takes it on with fierce trust in those who can see better than she can…but she does love it when I carry her so she can see better. 🙂 I love this…what an awesome reminder to look up. Happy Friday, friend! 🙂

  3. Yes. Love this too. It’s when we choose to not look at Him that our view gets blurry. Inspirational dear lady! Hugging on your grand baby helps the view so much doesn’t it?!

  4. This line, “But if I tilt my head back and raise my face to the One I trust, the One I depend on, I’m no longer limited to what I can merely see in front of me.” Yes! Beautifully written.

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