As I was taking John Henry to school the other day, he noticed how small the trees were around us. We had just spent time in Georgia where the trees are tall, lush, and plentiful. This fact can, often times, make me critical of Oklahoma’s lack of vegetation.
“The trees aren’t like that here,” I told him.
“But they’re growing,” he said.
His response stayed with me the rest of the day.
But, they’re growing.
How often we look at situations – specifically people – with a critical eye. I recently heard my dad talk about blurred vision and how we often try to focus on both worldly and heavenly values. Matthew 6:22-23 says, “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!”
Our critical eyes can allow darkness to fill our body. I don’t want to have blurred vision. I want to be able to look at people with His eyes. And, when I do, I just might see that they are growing.