In the last few weeks, our family has experienced a few rain-outs in the swimming department. One of the days we were at the pool, we huddled under the table umbrella, trying to gather everything up, when I looked down just to doublecheck the weather app on my phone. Yep, in spite of the buckets of water downpouring around us, the app read “0% chance of precipitation.” It’s got to make you laugh.
So when my son wanted to go to the pool so badly one afternoon this week, I tried to convince him otherwise. We had just been rained on heavily the day before after only 30 minutes of swimming. Called on account of thunder and by the time we were home, a real summer storm was brewing.
“Mom, can we please go to the pool?” with eyes that remind me of his father’s. Man, those eyes get me every.time.”
“Buddy, there’s a 50% chance of rain.”
His immediate reply:
“That means there’s a 50% chance it won’t.”
I’m guessing you know where we went. (The pool.)
I love my son’s attitude. And he can be pretty convincing.
But you know what?
It wasn’t his “the-glass-is-not-half-empty-it’s-half-full” attitude that convinced me to take him to the pool.
Because it’s not about whether the glass is half empty, or half full, it’s about making the most of whatever is in the glass.
So I seized the moment to make memories, in accordance with the Summer Creed for Parents and we made the most of the minutes we had.
Perhaps, for you, it’s not about the pool.
It’s the life God has given you.
No matter the heartaches, the heart scars or perhaps even the open-wound heart bleed, life’s not so much about how you are feeling or thinking about the depth or “lack-of” your glass. It’s about surrendering what’s in the glass to our Creator.
Who took 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish and fed five thousand.
Who took empty fisherman’s nets and filled them to breaking point.
Who takes hearts and lives every day and transforms them into full, abundant souls.
Our less is His more.
How do you feel about forgetting about how much or how little is in the glass and surrendering the glass to God?