A conversation with a co-worker sparked my thoughts. We were discussing everything from creation to the horrid state of politics in the US today. When we have strong views on one side or the other, we rarely have the
desire to look at the other side. We often just plunge onto our soapbox. It appears everyone around us is blind to this wonderful truth that we of course understand. I have found when I start thinking this way, it is time to come down from the soapbox and turn the question back on to myself.
What am I blind to? I know right now I am blind to how fast my children are growing up. No matter how hard I try to appreciate the here and now, I find myself often wishing for simpler times and a chance to sleep in.
I am also blind to the plight poor in our world and internationally. Yes we support a child at Circle of Hope International in Malawi, but my good fortune blinds me to the trials he lives through every day. I pray for those
without. But I know I cannot truly understand what it is like to be hungry and have no where to turn. I know that Malawi has been named the third poorest country in the world, but I have no idea who has been named numbers 1, 2, or 4.
I write this as a reminder to myself. Don’t get so caught up in
my life and my trials that I forget why I am really here. For Christ and his kingdom.