Thursday, April 1, 2010

Through God's Eyes


Mama's Losin' It
Through God's Eyes

“Sometimes when it’s hard to see with the eyes I’ve been given, I strap on my camera and pray for new ones. I did that yesterday. It helped.”

(inspired by Emily from Chatting At The Sky)

I have the same problem with my eyes. Over the years I have discovered though that just a change in perspective, a change in my viewpoint, the angle at which I am looking at something can make all the difference. A while ago I wrote an article about this phenomenon. Here is an excerpt that totally tells you what I mean.

Near where we live there is an old tree with a large nest, an eagle’s nest. It seems it has been there for a long time and every spring the eagles return and lay eggs while the locals flock to take rare photos of the eagles.

The other day I was driving down the road to another destination and while driving I was looking for the nest, not knowing its exact location. I arrived at my destination, having not seen the nest. On my return trip, now travelling in the other direction, and what do I see practically jumping out of the tree at me, the nest. A different Perspective.

It’s the same with life, if we take a situation and look at it from another angle, through the lens of a camera, through God’s eyes, the picture changes and we see things in a whole new light.


  1. Very well put- perspective is everything. And that is amazing that you have an eagle's nest near by- how cool that would be!I'm following you now- stop by my place when you can.

  2. Perspective can be a very powerful thing. I appreciate the reminder.

    I want to thank you also for your thoughtful comment at my WWYD post. I really appreciate it.