Lessons from a Christmas Tree
You can laugh, but cut me some slack. I have lived the desert for more than two decades and the sun shines here 300 days out of the year. This means that I reflexively put on sun glasses at least 90% of the time without even looking at the weather.
But this afternoon that practice almost gave me a heart attack. Our potted tree out front looked really brown! Now I know it’s not the healthiest tree (as we discussed last week), but it looked like it was about ready to croak. But when I took off my glasses to get a better look – it was magically fixed! The tree looked at least passably green again.
It is hard to imagine (ha, ha) but my glasses were telling me lies about the world around me. I wonder how often “my glasses” are telling me lies. How often I am seeing a distorted picture of God’s working? How often am I so self-centered, everything looks brown when it is really green? How often am I ignoring God’s wisdom in favor of my own because I just can’t see how His way will work? I think it may be more often than I want to admit.
"Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way."
– Psalms 119:37
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