Perspective is a funny thing. To you, this 30 week bump looks simple, but secretly? I know this yet-to-be-born baby has a real affinity for my right side - the side not captured in this image - and that my belly is almost always an uneven bulge.
Pregnancy has changed how I see the world in many ways, but I wasn't expecting it to change how I think about the idea of perspective. The vantage point from which we approach life. See, to you, this belly looks like one thing. But to me, I look at it and see nearly 8 months of growing and stretching. I see kicks and uneven curves and a body simultaneously vulnerable and powerful. .
Life looks different for all of us. Conversations, disagreements, issues of faith and humanity - we all have different vantage points, and consequently, we all have different perspectives. But what if we stop looking at all the places where everyone else is wrong and instead, start learning about their perspectives?
This Monday, I shared a devotional about the image of motherhood through the lens of the Gospel. So what better time than now to share this picture of my ever-growing belly, my ever-growing child, and talk about how our perceptions shape our worlds? Instead of seeing the uneven bulges of someone else's perspective (or posing so that our own are hidden), let's allow ourselves grace to be fully known, with the hope that we will be truly loved.
What perspective can you shift this weekend to be truly known and to love more deeply?