Sunday, March 06, 2011

Do you see what I see?

I see a couple of boxes ready for the trash.

They See...

"Reading Boxes"

I see a cup of milk that I pray he won't spill.

He sees...

A treacherous mountain to be traversed by the bravest of heroes.

I see a mud pit and a tangle of toys.

They see...

an alien terrain and the victor's castle.

I see a bunch of old wood and a discarded shelf.

He sees...

A perfect landing strip for planes carrying soldiers returning from war.

I see weeds and dread the maintenance to come.

She sees...

flowers for mom that "look like magic" in a forgotten vase.

As I think on the wonders of the world from my children's eyes,
I am challenged by my Father
to see through His eyes.

I see a broken, wounded person.
He sees a vessel ready for shaping.

I see a lonely, wandering soul.
He sees someone He delights to call friend.

I see struggle and fighting against the way it is.
He sees soil rich for planting.

I see a fragile blossom being assaulted by the wind and rain.
He sees...

Roots growing deep and strong. Roots that will withstand a coming storm.

Jesus, let me learn from my children.
Let me have eyes to see.
Let me see as you see.


Lora said...

sooooo good!!!

jenn said...

such amazing writing! your blog is always a delight. i love your heart!

Tom Zawacki said...

awesome insights, thank you - I love your heart!

susanna internicola said...

wow, that is powerful!! i got the goosebumps just reading it! :)

Anonymous said...

Danni! This is great! :-)

~Nick S