Got a new camera for my birthday and the answer to your question is “yes, I do have the most wonderful wife in the world.”
I had some down time to think about life, where I’ve been and where I’m headed. 2011 is going to be a wild ride, with lots of changes. As I rested and reflected, I did one of my favorite things: watched the birds. Now, it’s obvious that this picture above is one that is a little strange. The widow is so dirty that the beauty beyond it is only a blur.
The picture reminded me of the importance to stay “clean,” to care for my heart and my spiritual life in a way that I never miss the beauty beyond the window of my life. God has arranged a world that is able to show his “awesome-ness.” But if we continue to let our windows (our eyes and our minds) to gather film, we’ll only see a shadow of God’s intention.
So, get out the brush and your best cleaning solution and begin to cultivate a crystal-clear window for God’s redemptive viewing.