Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and a beautiful community of writers for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. This is where I get to write, letting it all go, allowing the words tucked away deep inside my heart to find their voice.
I awake each morning longing for the sun. Yet it’s still dark and dreary outside. I struggle to get out of bed and force my eyes open. In front of me are the same things I am use to seeing every day. Nothing has really changed much. I pass it all by as I head downstairs to begin the mundane task of waking the children, making breakfast and getting ready for work.
The kitchen is exactly like I left it the night before. Dirty dishes piled in the sink. Torn pages of homework line the kitchen table. Bits of things here and there, none of which belong there. I pass them by, refusing to see that they are out of place.
Seeing is all about perspective. How will I choose to see this day that I have been given? Will I pass the blessings by, seeing each one as normal and mundane? Or will I stop long enough to stare at the pile of dirty dishes and recount His countless provision which has showered our family in this season of lack?
I do not have perfect vision. I wear corrective lenses. My spiritual eyes need correcting as well. And so I fix my eyes on Him, the One who gives me the ability to see the beauty in all things.
Open my eyes Lord. I want to see Your beauty!