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.

5 comments:

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