2 Cor 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (NKJV)
I was driving to work yesterday in the aftermath of another winter storm, concentrating on the road in front of me and maintaining the proper speed and braking distance when I took my eyes off of the road and looked up. Instead of seeing the mushy brown slush that I had been so intent on seeing, I saw a tree-lined street complete with snow-covered trees and grass. Can you picture the sight? What I saw could have been on a Christmas postcard. I wish I would have had my camera. I immediately thanked God for the beauty He showed me and pondered the thought that had I not taken my eyes off the road, I wouldn't have seen the beauty in the trees.
We are like that so often with our lives. We focus on the mud and the muck and become so intent on merely surviving that we neglect to notice the good things on our lives. I know that I am guilty. Today, let's meditate on 2 Corinthians 4:17 (above) and concentrate not only on the good that God has placed in our lives today, but the great things He will do in our lives in the future. Let's look up.