Look Up

My eyes start watering as the cold winter morning air blasts my face. Tears form and I tilt my head down until I can only see the toes of my feet. I hurriedly move down the sidewalk only glancing up to get my bearings. The plans of the day cycle in my mind as I make my way to my destination. I come to a bridge and the glint of the sun causes me to look up. There before me is a winter wonder land. The sun is bright and reflecting off the snow covered ice on the river. Sparkling water rushes over the falls as a mist rises from the battle between ice and water. Trees tower in the distance with fresh snow floating down from their branches. I take a deep breath, pause, and then look down at my toes again. The plans of the day cycle in my mind.

It is easy to spend most of our lives looking down at our toes, instead of up at the power and glory of God.
Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, call them all by name, by the greatness of His might, and because He is strong in power not one is missing (Ps. 40:26).
Looking down makes it easier to trip and fall and lose our way because we can't see where we are going.  Focusing on ourselves is looking at our toes, but looking to God is lifting up our eyes. All problems seem big when our field of vision is only as big as our problem. Look up and see the world from God's perspective.
He will tend his flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs in His arms; He will carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? Who has measured the Spirit of the LORD or what man shows Him his counsel? Whom did He consult, and who made Him understand? Who taught Him the path of justice, and taught Him knowledge, and showed Him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, He takes up the coastlands like fine dust. Lebanon would not suffice for fuel, nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering. All the nations are as nothing before Him, they are accounted by Him as less than nothing and emptiness. To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him (Is. 40:11-18)?
There is nothing to difficult for Him.


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