I Can See Again!

I Can See Again!

It started with a smoke detector beeping in the middle of the night.

I stood there at 2:00am staring at the confounded little apparatus, annoyed. It needed a new battery but I couldn’t reach it. It was too high. So I knocked it down with a broom.

Then a few days later a light went out in our vaulted ceiling. Then another a few weeks later. And another. I couldn’t reach them to change them.

So slowly but surely important things from the ceiling got knocked down and I could see less and less clearly in my house.

“Why didn’t you just buy a ladder?” You ask.

Well, first, because I’m cheap. And second, because I knew we had one, but it was still in Corpus Christi.

Yesterday I got my ladder back. I felt powerful. I fixed everything in like twenty minutes. My house came back to life. I hadn’t realized just how little light I had been operating with. My smoke detector is even back up.

I’m leaving for Peru on Sunday. I’m starting to get excited,  when I take people on trips like this it’s like I climbed up the ladder and got some things back in order.  I find everything in my life getting brighter and clearer. I feel more alert, like I got a new battery. I feel on top of the world. And so do the people on the trip.

My friend Mark Batterson says it this way: Change of pace + Change of place = Change of perspective

I’m convinced that we all need to get out and change things up from time to time. We need a new perspective. We all need a chance to climb on top of that ladder, reset a few things and get life back to the way it should be – bright and full of light.

Do something to change up your routine. Go somewhere new. Do it soon. You’ll be glad you did.

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1:18-19