By: Cari D. Johnson
This morning I was fixing my daughter’s hair. The front part would not cooperate and needed some hairspray. I didn’t want to sting her eyes, so I said to her, as I have many times before: “Look up at me. Close your eyes!”
Spritz, spritz, and she skipped away to start her day. Yet my directives echoed in my mind. “Look at me…Close your eyes.” I wondered, how is she supposed to do both?
The Lord instantly steered my thoughts toward my recent struggles. Yes, Lord, how can I do both? You say, “Look at Me.” And as I begin to discuss the issues and crossroads at hand, You continue, “Close your eyes”.
Thank you, Father, for blind faith. Thank you for speaking to me through hairspray. When I think of little Ardyn –face tilted upward, eyebrows raised in anticipation, and eyes closed in obedience – I know what is required of me. In You I put my trust. I turn my eyes upon You. Thank you for allowing the things of this world to grow strangely dim. Great is Your glory and grace!
“We live by faith, not by sight…But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope…I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
2 Corinthians 5:7, Galatians 5:5 John 16:33