Monday, March 16, 2009

Perspective

There's somethin' wrong with the world today
I don't know what it is
Something's wrong with our eyes
We're seeing things in a different way
And God knows it ain't His
It sure ain't no surprise

~Aerosmith, Living on the Edge

The other day I was playing hide and seek with the boys and having used up all the typical places, decided to have a little fun. A couple pieces of large cardboard, laying around from an art project, draped nicely over maybe a third of me as I placed myself in the center of the living room. Giggles forewarned me of the impending pounce, mere seconds before Cole crashed into me.

"How did you ever find me?", I inquired with a big smile.

"X-ray vision. I can see right through things."

"Really, what do you see when you look at me.", I played along.

"I see you. Your hair and clothes."

I did not have the heart to tell him that it did not take X-ray vision to see that. But I guess it takes quite a bit to see beyond the externals when our eyes fall upon another.

I was quite challenged by @markbatterson the other day, when he was talking about Brennan Manning's new book and quoted, "The Father not only loves you, he likes you." What a different perspective it must take...

5 comments:

tony said...

Yes! Dad's need X-Ray Specs Too!
Yes "Like" & "Love" important but different things...........

Rob said...

Great quote by Mark Batterson.

Brian Miller said...

@tony - X-ray specs would come in hand pretty often in keeping up with the boys!

Mrsupole said...

I think they see more than hair and clothes, I think they see a light shining out of you that lets them see how much love you have for them. Even we can see the love shining from you for your family. I have thought to myself many times since reading the first post I read from your site, that you are one of those special men who lets the love shine through your soul for others to see. Very few men do this and you have no idea how special of a gift this is. I see this gift. I think the boys see this gift and are so used to it that their x-ray vision only picks up the ordinary things about you.

Their eyes see the real you. You are so blessed and I hope that you see it too. If all men were blessed in this way, there would be so much more peace and happiness in this world.

Thank you for the link to the Mark Batterson site. I think I would like to explore what he has to say. Seems like a very nice place to visit, like your site is.

Thank you and God bless.

Brian Miller said...

@mrsu thanks for the amazing comment. it warmed me inside...know my boys love me and i would truly die for my family if called upon. i am blessed beyond belief with the fam i have.