Saturday, June 6, 2009

In my Daughter's Eyes


There were a lot of highlights at the zoo! There was this girl, who took a chance ...
And was willing to pet THIS guy!
Isn't he a STUD! I LOVE facial hair! Here is PROOF!

This is my husband!
Is there anything sweeter than a baby girls and a loving Daddy?
Of course my Sweet Geek is MUCH cuter than the goat! Right? I KNEW you would agree!

Anyway...

But the very best part of the zoo was seeing the little human monkeys' faces.
They stared at the animals so intensely...

It was as if their little eyes could not drink in enough!
Noelle got comfortable!

Usually my girls protest that I am taking too may pictures...


But on this day, they were so preoccupied that they didn't even notice the camera snapping away!

They were mesmerized!
How easily they feel joy! How small the things are that thrill them! How little effort to see things freshly and full of light and beauty! With what ease they are thankful for the things around them. When was the last time you looked at an animal, or a cloud or a weed and saw something to be amazed with!

I like this verse to express what I mean:
Mark 8:25
Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.

Life becomes ordinary, day in day out. We manage to keep our heads above water, and just hope to get through the stresses and trials of tomorrow. But we forget that we are surrounded by miracles every day. This must be why we should become like a little child to see the kingdom of heaven. Not only the humility of a child, but somehow children see things with such awe and wonder. We have forgotten how to see the important things. We have forgotten how to see miracles! We have forgotten how to see the good in everything. We have forgotten how to believe in beauty and right!

So here is the assignment: Look for a miracle today. Look at ONE thing with new eyes!

Open OUR eyes, Lord, that we may see all Your wonder and beauty...like a child