10314666_10152834789964741_5134156053184914322_nThis little guy has made a discovery this week. He has begun to notice the world above him.

It started during this hammock session with Papa, when he was wrangled into laying down long enough to be directed to the tree above him. He lay there in wonder, watching the sun play through the leaves and taking in the endless patterns. Since then, he’s pointed to every tree, and then, while looking up, he’s also noticed the sky, throwing his head back so far he’s thrown himself backward on more than one occasion.

All this looking up has netted him a new perspective indoors, as well. There’s light on the ceiling, and fans! Over and over, everywhere he goes, he has started pointed up at each new thing, thrilled beyond words with each discovery.

I wonder how different our days would be if we would start looking up. We have so many tasks and plans and lists to tick off, that we tend to keep our heads down and focus solely on what will get us from A to B. We keep a trained eye on the things that will either make us more effective or simply affect us. Either way, it’s about us.

Except, at the end of the day, it’s not.IMG_7071

It’s about His plan for us, the way He wants us to interact with others to benefit a heavenly kingdom, the mark He wants to make on the world – His world – through our hands. And we won’t see any of that at all if we keep our heads down.

We’ll only see it if we take a lesson from the fresh eyes of a child and look up.



“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. ” Colossians 3:2 ESV