Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Room with a View....

So this is my view at PT during ice time. Yep the best part of PT =) You work out hard, then they wrap you in ice. Yep it is quite the view huh?

It seems as though I see this view a lot. Because I do. Yep I am at PT 3 times a week from 1 1/2 - 2 hours at a time. I am really getting to know some of these people and some I know from my time spent in PT with my right knee. It is interesting to see God work in the lives of others, just from a few hours a week of time with them. It isn't me. No way, no how. But God is working. Just a smile goes along way. I've had people comment on my smile two days in a row this week. It got me to thinking.

The gentleman that told me I had a nice smile yesterday was in a wheel chair. His life right now is hard, and yet a smile helped. I told him it made things better. He agreed. It is all in perspective, how you see things. It reminds me of Andy Andrews great book "The Noticer". It is so good. If you haven't read it, please do yourself a favor and pick it up. It helps you with, well, perspective.

And then I got to thinking about the title of this post. The best view we can ever have is from eternity's perspective. When I think about things in light of eternity, my life takes on new meaning. It makes me want to smile more, to strike up conversations with people I don't know, to see where their perspective lies. Do they know my Jesus? Is their perspective any how related to eternity? And if not, how can I help? I can point them to the cross. To the greatest thing that ever happened to any of us. It was painful and devastating, yet liberating to all of us who believe. I want everyone to know about my Jesus. It is important. What I say....What I do..... it matters.

Just some thoughts from the heart today.

Psalm 27:13-14 "I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD, be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD."


  1. Great reflection Dawn...reminds me of that famous quote from Augustine (??) I believe?? I'm paraphrasing because I don't remember it exactly, but it was something like: "Preach the Gospel everyday and when necessary, use words." I'm sure your smile is powered by the JOY of the Lord in you! No wonder it catches people's attention :) Glad to hear that you are doing better with every week...Rehab is a long road...Keep up the hard work and those healing smiles!

  2. i love this post Dawn! I love how GOd speaks through even your PT and such. You always have a great word to share with us!