yes, I did just quote my own instagram caption, don't judge.
Yesterday I started my first day of my second semester of college, and it felt much different than the first semester. Somehow I have this feeling of joy about things to come. This joy comes from a sense of mission for the gospel, the comfort of friends around me, and the promise of new adventures around the corner. It comes from smiling at the little things while never forgetting the big picture.
For I can easily miss both the little joys and the eternal plan.
And so I want to look around. To laugh with the little things and keep my eyes focused on God's Story. For Christ is with us here and now, but He is so much bigger than here and now.
He's in the little things like:
>the way the sunset plays outside the window in the ballet studio, surrounding the bare trees with pinks and purples.
>the tidbits of conversations that fill my first days of class, talk of welcome and introductions.
>the pieces of cold cookie dough that I spoon out of the bowl, crunchy sugar paired with creamy butter and chocolate chips.
>the giggles that erupt from listening to High School Musical in honor of its 10th anniversary. (Now I feel old!)
>the satisfaction of wearing pearls, especially the huge, real, pearl earrings I got for Christmas.
>the still stars at the end of a long day, stars that each stand for a promise, that each testify to God's faithfulness.
But I also want to train my soul to see the bigger story, for God is writing the Story of the world in ways like:
Friends, as I sit here in my pjs at the end of my second day back, I feel so thankful. I'm thankful for the little things and for the big things. And I'm thankful for you. Truly. You're going to see a few changes here on the blog, namely, I want to post shorter things more often, but I'm putting my hope in Jesus and want this blog to be an outflow of that!
Here's to little things in a big picture. Let's chat in the comments about the little things going on in your life and the big picture that God shows you!