Tuesday, April 21, 2020

We See What We Look For

I've never seen such filthy bath water.
But my kids have never been so joyful and worn out at the end of the day.

I've never seen so much dirt tracked into my house.
But I've also never seen so many mud castles and bowls of dirt stew on the patio.

I've never cooked so many meals.
But we've never sat down to so many family dinners.

I've never seen such messy bedrooms. 
But I've never seen so many glorious blanket forts, LEGO buildings, and books all over the place.

I've never seen so much wild hair blowing in the wind. (No, this is actually a problem. Our entire family looks like we belong in Middle Earth. 😂)

They've never been so bored. 
But I've never seen so much ingenuity and creativity.

We've never been so confused and overloaded by school work.
But I've never seen so much perseverance and hard work.

I've never seen so much chaos on the news.
But I've also never seen such clear skies and calmness in nature.

I've never heard so many political opinions. 
But I've also never heard so much laughter and singing in this house.

I've never seen such wild changes to workplaces.
But I've never seen so many kind, diligent workers with resilience.

I've never seen so many rules posted on storefront windows.
But I've also never seen so much adorable artwork covering the walls of our home. 

I've never seen so many churches closed.
But I've never seen so many people become the Church.

I've never seen so much fear.
I've also never seen so much faith.

We see what we focus on.

Yeah, it's a little crazy out there. And crazy seems to have a different meaning for lots of different people. Your view might not be the same as the person next to you. We all look out from different front porches. But we've all got a clear choice in front of us on how to react, even in the worst case scenarios.
Let's all try and pray through the hard parts, enjoy the good parts, and hope for the best possible end. 💜

(I would also not turn away any cleaning fairies who are willing to clean my bathtub right now.)


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