A couple of months ago...
My children and I were on the freeway headed to the skating ring
It was Friday night, and they could hardly wait to
use up some energy
see their friends from church
and get their "gospel skate" on
We had made it about 3/4 of the way there,
when one of my children suddenly spoke up from the backseat
"You are driving too slow. Why aren't we there yet?"
They had been engaged in conversation and hadn't noticed the truck in front of us
carrying an oversized load. I had been patiently inching along behind it because I didn't want to go around it and risk missing the next exit
My son grabbed my phone and snapped a picture, as I asked
"what do people do with tires that large?"
A couple of weeks ago...
as we toured the kid's club in the hotel where we were vacationing, I saw it...
A large tire being used as a coffee table; a place for kids to
rest their feet while they
grab a book
or watch movies
on the overhanging television
Such a non-traditional use for a rubber tire, I thought, until...
A couple of days ago...
as I was thinking of
and suddenly realized that my entire (no pun intended) perspective had changed.
What I had once viewed as an obstacle, was now art!
In this obstacle course called life we are presented with many
which force us to...
Until with practice, we learn the art of maneuvering
an obstacle blocking the path we expected to just skate through
We learn to shift our perspective and find the strength, wisdom, and courage to
and watch as
becomes the very thing that we plant our feet on!