So Jocelyn is on the move. She is crawling. Funny thing is – she does not come out of the family room. It is not that I have gated it. She just stays in the family room. It must be the room where the action seems to be happening – her sister, the toys, the TV & my plants. But today her curiosity got the best of her & out she went. She decided to explore new territory. Upon entering the kitchen, she found herself. Literally. She was intrigued by her own reflection in the dishwasher.
It was hysterical. She was entertained. She was showing affection. And then something began to change. She was kissing the dishwasher, a sure sign of her love for this “other baby”, when frustration began to set in. It was as if she suddenly became aware that this was a one way relationship. She began to know that something was not the way it seemed.
I think life can be that way for me at times.
I see life from one perspective. But it just does not seem clear. A situation can seem a little foggy. As I realize that there has to be more than what meets the eye, frustration can set in as I want it to be clear. Now. I want to understand it all. Now.
As Jocelyn grows older, she will come to understand her own reflection. And one day, I will come to understand life more fully as well.
We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! (1 Corinthians 13:12 MSG).