My dad used to tell me that when I got down or had a pity party that the only way to recover was to focus on others and get the focus off of ME. Sometimes, honestly, that's very very difficult to do. My problems or my woes seem to blind me and cause me to forget that there are those who have it much worse than I.
I was reminded of this as I caught up with an online list of fellow longarm quilters..one of our number has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer while another member just recently had to place her husband of 50+ years into a nursing home due to the crippling disease of Alzheimer's ....the world is full of hurting people and I tend to just think about me...shame on me.
As I was being convicted of my selfishness a song came on the radio -- it's called "Give Me Your Eyes" by Houstonian Brandon Heath. It's such a new song that I couldn't get the lyrics off of Christian Music Lyrics
Instead I had to try to take dictation to be able to share the words from this song....forgive me where I get the quotation wrong...you can purchase the single song for only a dollar from iTunes and listen to it on your computer....
"give me Your eyes for just one minute, give me Your eyes so I can see everything that I've keep missing, give me Your love for humanity, give me Your heart for the broken hearted, give me Your heart for the forgotten, give me Your eyes so I can see..."
Oh that I would realize that it's not all about me. That it's about loving others and walking with them through their woes, all the while, hopefully, pointing them to the One who can heal the broken hearted, the One who can heal the pain, the One who loves us more than we can ever imagine - the Creator and Sustainer of life - the Savior, Jesus Christ.
If you don't know Him, or have questions about His love...email me I'd love to introduce you to my best friend.