A few weeks ago we were at one of Andrew’s soccer games. My mom came to watch him play and as we walked toward his field, she followed behind me. So here we are walking along when my mom asked me if I realized how red my hair is. She said I should get my hairdresser to fix it because it didn’t look right. I was a little shocked but decided it was just mom! Well, a few minutes later we were sitting on the sidelines watching the game when she looked down at my toes ( I was wearing flip flops) and told me that my nail polish was too orange.
I laughed and told her that I really liked my frosty light bronze toenail polish and then joked that she may be going color-blind. At this point I had turned around and was looking at her face. That’s when I noticed the pair of very AUBURN tinted sunglasses she was wearing. We laughed when we realized why everything seemed too orange-ish red from her perspective that day!
The afternoon we were talking about what happened and laughing still. My son Joshua was sitting with us at the kitchen table. He looked up at us and said, “Well, that can teach us all a lesson. We need to be careful what we look through before we judge what we see.”
I couldn’t believe the profound insight that had come out of my 13-year-old. He is wise beyond his years. Now, if I can just learn from him.
Well, we all got a big laugh and learned a powerful lesson that day. One that I want to apply in my life. So, I’ve been thinking about what Joshua said and trying to ask myself, “What am I looking through that will determine what I see? Am I seeing through the lens of my perspective or God’s perspective today?”