today, little gracie who stands on number 8 looked up at me with great concern in her eyes. she said, the girl who stands on the L , teacher, she is not hewah (here) today.
i smiled to myself, realizing that she meant number 7 & realizing she meant her friend sophie. her mistake was cute, honest, and to her that 7 might as well be an L or countless other things.
for a 3 year old, its miraculous to observe anything terribly concrete & hold on to it from week to week. what about for us? what are the things in my life that are really 7s but I have them turned into upside down L's.
God probably looks at me all the time and shakes his head, smiling at my silly mistake. i know i'll get there one day and see that the things I had viewed as problems were really blessings & the answers to the real problems were right in front of my eyes all along.
"Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely."
1 Corinthians 13:12