A while ago my kids and I made homemade pizza pops. It was fun, but by the time it was all said and done, the pizza pops looked more like lumpy burritos. The girls seemed fine with it, but my five year old son kept eyeing the cookie sheet lined with our creation. I was about to reassure him when he said, “So… they’re going to turn into pizza pops in the oven?”
He didn’t think they were pizza pops because they didn’t look the way he expected them to. He was strictly going by what was on the outside. It reminded me of the many times I’ve made a quick judgment or voiced a strong opinion solely on what I see, and not what lies beneath the surface. Outward emotions can be misleading. An angry countenance often hides a hurting heart, just as an act of rebellion can be a cry for attention.
It makes me sad to think of the many opportunities I’ve missed simply because I couldn’t see past the “lumpy dough.” I want to look deeper, and I can only do that with God’s help. I’m so glad His eyesight is perfect, His mercy everlasting, and His love unconditional.