Honey, come quick and look at this! my husband called excitedly. I quickly ran to the window to join him. It was a glorious start to the morning. I grabbed the camera and raced outside to capture the moment. Suddenly, the moment of wonder was shattered. All I could see were power lines cluttering my view. How could I capture this beauty when the picture wasn’t perfectly composed and pretty?
Just take the picture. The commanding silver voice cut through my anxious thoughts.
No Lord. I want it to be perfect, I stubbornly replied as I glance at my truck to see if standing on the bumper would elevate me above it all.
Lovey. My Child. He gazed at me sadly as He slowly shook His head. Do you see what I see?
I paused and looked again more carefully, once again captured by the beauty of the sun illuminating a thin cloud that crowned the mountain with gold and glory. Click. Power lines, houses, and junk pile included. Yes, somewhere within all the messiness and imperfection that is here on earth, I had for a brief moment, in spite of it all, glimpsed a small piece of Heaven. The award winning, accolade receiving photo wasn’t what mattered. It was learning to see with Kingdom eyes.
Yes Lovey, keep seeking the babe. Keep your eyes on the Kingdom. Keep following the star. Until.