Challenge 81: Look Up

Henri Meilhac

Our second car has been in the shop for a week getting some engine work done so I’ve been taking my husband to work so I can have the car during the day. We were delayed because he couldn’t find his pouch (AKA man bag, or, as I call it, man purse). We checked his normal spot, and we checked unusual spots all to no avail. We concluded that he left it in the unlocked car overnight and someone must have stolen it. I thought about the credit and debit cards we’d have to cancel and get reissued; I thought about his having to get another license; and I thought about all of what might be in the pouch that we couldn’t even remember. Then I heard, “Look up.” I did, and there it was on top of the refrigerator. Our son must have placed it there when he cleaned the kitchen. We don’t know why he placed it there because that is not a usual space. We are just glad that we listened and looked up.

And this is what we must do: Look up. When we find ourselves lost, look up. When we don’t know where to go, look up. When things are misplaced in our lives, look up. When we find ourselves delayed, on someone else’s time schedule and all together thrown off, look up. Look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. If He is the object of our faith, He is the One who will get us through so that we live out the faith we have proclaimed. We don’t need to fret. We just need to turn to the One who knows all and sees all and will show us where we need to look and be. God is faithful. Allow Him to show you his faithfulness today by looking up!

“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2).