Do you remember the character from the Charlie Brown series that was called “Pig Pen”? He seemed to have somewhat of a smile on his face and smudges of dirt all over his clothes and face. He also had a cloud of dust that was surrounding his legs and feet.
Isn’t that a perfect example of how we all feel right now? The smudges are all of our “normal” pressures that go with living this life on planet earth. Everyone is going through some kind of issues. We have illnesses with loved ones, know of friends and family with no jobs, cancer, divorces, family pressures…the list goes on.
Those are the smudges all over us.
Then add the worldwide pandemic and unrest, the national issues on top of all of that…
That cloud of dust that follows Pig Pen around is there with all of us.
The Father has been leading me to several passages of scripture lately. And basically they all say….”Keep your eyes off the smudges, because if you rub them they just get worse, they won’t always go away. Keep your eyes on the Father and the source of those battles, they are not what you think.”
I think the cloud and smudges are not going any where honestly. So we have a choice…where does our focus need to be? I know that I need that reminder over and over.
May you be encouraged with that reminder today.