Visiting Uganda in 2018-2019, I was extremely humbled by the beautiful people who showed us such generosity in the midst of their daily struggle.
One of the children (at the school we were visiting) had severe malnutrition. I watched as he observed the team of millenials laughing and playing with the children. He watched with such intensity that the wonder and joy he felt was barely contained by his smile. He had no thought for his own well-being or lack of. He was experiencing a delighted moment of being right where he wanted to be at that moment in time.
He didn’t come back the next day or the next but the image of his eyes filled with excitement that first day still haunts me with grief for the children of our world. How little effort it took to make him smile. How great his physical need yet how content his heart. How much he taught me about being present in the moment. #giftoflife #receiveit
What if I remember to look to God that way on a daily basis? Will I forget about my own miseries and revel in the miracle of Jesus, coming to live among us as a big brother?
When my heavenly Father provides the Holy Spirit comfort for my needy soul, do I look in awe into His face and smile at the goodness of God? – Teresa #captivatedbyHisglory #trustingHismercy
Psalm 123:1-4 (ESV)
123 To you I lift up my eyes,
O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
2 Behold, as the eyes of servants
look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maidservant
to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lordour God,
till he has mercy upon us.
3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
for we have had more than enough of contempt.
4 Our soul has had more than enough
of the scorn of those who are at ease,
of the contempt of the proud.