I popped up my blog this morning to check on some of the other blogs I have linked to, and noticed that it seems like the little baby in the pea pod at the top of my page hasn't moved in weeks. I serisously thought about blogging about how ssssllllloooowwww time is going right now. Then, I looked on the right side of the baby and saw 38 days. Yikes. That looks, and sounds, a lot sooner than 5 1/2 weeks, or a month and a half. It's all a matter of perspective.
I think it's so easy, too easy, to get caught up in what we don't have or what we are longing for and totally miss what is right in front of us. I think of the Haaks (baby Josiah's parents). I almost obsessively check their blog daily. They have captured my heart and prayers. If you haven't checked out their blog, it's linked on the right. Anyway, it would be so easy for them to get caught up in the fact that their little guy's life and future is hanging in the balance right now. April 25th is the big day. It would be easy, and understandable, for them to get wrapped up in grief and sorrow - and I know they have moments of this. BUT - they are holding on to hope, to promises, to the truth of God's word for Josiah. They are choosing not to miss out on the little (big) things - like being barfed on for the first time, Josiah holding Daddy's hand while he sleeps, chunky cheeks, and baby gas....amazing! I love the hope and the perspective that they show.
Oh, that I would be able to carry that into all parts of my life. God, change my perspective, help me to see the promises, the joy in the little things - to look beyond the now, into what You have planned, to look through Your eyes!