This picture reminded me of something I heard from a friend of mine recently. He mentioned a talk that a pastor once spoke on that impacted him with simplicity and honesty. The pastor brought up the group of performers that juggle and spin plates. He mentioned that they will tell you that they need to constantly look up at the plates to maintain the ongoing balancing act. If they look down, and take their eyes off the plates, it's all over.
It's just like us when we take our eyes off God; things just start spinning out of control and come crashing down.
As we enter the final 40 days before Easter, may we all remember to keep looking up; daily, hourly, and by the minute. It's not about ignoring life and focusing on Him, it's about doing life with Him. It's about making your life about Him in whatever you're doing.
I pray that you, like my daughter, will not just look up with happiness at the things in this world; but look up in pure joy at the things far beyond this world.
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Phil 4:8 (ESV)