Home: Is Your Glass Half-Empty?

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I found this bit of wire bent into the shape of a fish a few months back as I was walking in downtown Atlanta. Since the early days of the Christian Church, this shape has been a symbol of those that follow Jesus Christ.

Andrew, one of Jesus’ first disciples said, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?” Jesus promptly took that exceedingly small lunch and fed 5,000+ people, a real miracle where many would have seen an impossibility.

Andrew was looking on the negative, the unreasonable, the ridiculous impossibility as I so often have done. “Yea, we have some fish, but really I should not even mention that because they would be gone before all 5,000 people could even take a whiff of them.”

The glass in my life has more often been half-empty than half-full. I willingly say, “It might rain,” instead of, “today will be mostly sunny.” But God is changing my heart, albeit slowly because of my inertia. Old habits take a long time to completely die off, but the miracle of a vision reversal is happening in my life. I am expecting the impossible to happen!

(Canon 5D2, 90mm TS, 1/50 sec, f16, ISO 400)

┬ęCopyright Gary S. Chapman 2009

2 thoughts

  1. I absolutely love this post. Although it was posted a few months ago, it was right on time for me!
    “But God is changing my heart, albeit slowly because of my inertia. Old habits take a long time to completely die off, but the miracle of a vision reversal is happening in my life.” <— Well said, my friend! :o)

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