Looking up is actually contagious. If you've never done it before, I Double Dog Dare you to.
Such fun - and not just for children!
The only thing, though, when you play this game. It's just that - a game. You aren't really looking at anything. The goal is to try to trick others into doing what you are doing, which is actually only looking up with no reward at the end of the action.
I know something better which is not a game or a trick and is amazingly more rewarding. And the cool thing - it, too, is catching.
It's called being a contagious Christian. Yes, it's winter time and the snow is strutting her stuff in the Great White North. But the way I see it, we have two choices:
1. Moan and groan about all the inconveniences that winter brings—the shoveling, the snowsuits, the frozen fingers, the high heat bills, the short days—I could go on.
2. Enjoy and count all the blessings God sends our way in the winter—the beauty of four seasons, the chance to play in the snow with our children and grandchilden, our warm homes, hot soup, Christmas with family—I could go on, again.
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
The result? Harmony. Peace. Pure joy. And that can only happen when we look up to the King of Kings.
The Lord of Lords.
The Prince of Peace.
Wanna' join in?
Double Dog Dare you!
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come?
To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens!
Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.