Freedom: Eyes On Him

Just recently I had the pleasure of visiting the mountains.

They were glorious and it was so fun to be able to walk aimlessly around in the newly budding aspen groves. As I was walking with my dog Bell, I was thinking how some dogs need to be on a leash. I have seen them pulling and straining while walking on the leash. Never looking at their master, they seem to be straining for some sort of freedom, unable to rest or take in the surroundings. I have seen dogs so intent on getting away that they flat run out of sight of their master, often getting lost and causing trouble for themselves and their masters.

As I was walking with my dog, I was musing about how Bell had no need of a leash. Why? What I noticed was that she would often look up to see where I was and what I was doing. If she was a bit behind, she would catch up, or if in the lead she would check to see that she was heading the way that I was. She was totally joyful and full of curiosity scampering up and down, sniffing this and that. She was free to move about at will, totally at peace and free. When I stopped for a rest, she would stretch out in the sun and nap. She was at rest, safe and content.

This is a picture of what our Heavenly Father wants for us.

When we keep our eyes on Him and watch what He is doing, He gives us the freedom to be who we are while walking along with Him.