Leave ‘Em Looking Up

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Our lives lived out on this horizontal plane should direct others’ eyes and thoughts heavenward.

Matt 5 16

BLESS THE LORD OH MY SOUL

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5 Responses to Leave ‘Em Looking Up

  1. OK, when I saw the graphic, I was reminded of an incident from my youth.

    Playing in a golf tournament at an exclusive country club, I mishit a shot approaching the 18th hole. The ball went very fast and low across the green, and boinged straight up into the air (like your arrow!) on hitting the head of a lady who was enjoying lunch on the clubhouse terrace.

    She wasn’t hurt, and said it was the funniest thing that had happened to her all summer. She wanted to keep the ball, and asked me to autograph it.

    It took me a long time to realize the grace that was offered in her words and deeds; she could have done things very differently, but she saw how upset I was, that I might have caused her injury.

    I had not had a pleasant childhood, but this incident (I was sixteen or seventeen) made me start to dimly realize that there were very good people in the world; thus the Heavenward direction.

    Please pardon the long comment!

    • Shirlee Abbott says:

      What a dear gracious woman! In the same situation, I think I’d see the humor and laugh. But to ask you to autograph it? Amazing grace extended to an embarrassed young man. Bless her soul.

  2. This reminds me of the post on B&S today, leaving a legacy. Sweet reminders.

  3. Such beautiful truth. Life makes sense in light of Eternity’s view. Thank you.

    • Shirlee Abbott says:

      You are right, Norma, about life making sense. It is so easy for us to focus on the here and now and lose sight of Eternity’s view.

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