A little graphite pencil drawing that took me what seemed like ages to complete. This topic immediately reminded me of the difference between childhood and adulthood. When you're young, everything outside of you gets put under the magnifying glass. You want to understand it, get up close to it, experience it. Everything is wondrous and amazing to a little person in a great big world. Somewhere in between childhood and adulthood the magnifying glass turns inward. Then all you seem to see are your flaws, your unmet goals, your dashed hopes. The world isn't quite so wondrous anymore. You question whether it really ever was.
The only thing I've found to heal this dilemma is to turn the magnifying glass away from me and toward Someone who deserves all the attention. Only then do I gain my childlike perspective.
"Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!" Psalm 34:3