faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the
word of God, so that things which are seen were not made
of things which do appear."
A little boy said to his playmate, "When I get old, I
want to wear glasses just like Granny's because she can
see much more than most people. She can see good in a
person when everyone else sees their bad. She can see
what a fellow meant to do even if he didn't do it. I
asked her one day how she could see so good, and she
said it was the way she learned to look at things when
she grew older. When I get older, I want a pair of
glasses just like Granny's so I can see good, too."
Evidently Barnabas, about whom we read in the book of
Acts, had a pair of Granny's glasses. When the Apostle
Paul did not want to take John Mark on the second
missionary journey because he had turned back the first
time, Barnabas took Mark, and he turned out well!
How different our world would be if we all wore a pair
of Granny's glasses! I would look for the good in you,
and you would look for the good in me, and lives would
be so much more pleasant.
At times, we are like the buzzard that likes to dwell
upon what is rotten and ugly, when we should be like the
hummingbird that looks for what is sweet and beautiful.
Perhaps we all need to try on a pair of Granny's
"And let us consider one another to provoke unto love
and to good works."