Heavenly Perspective

Life often seems ridiculously complex and many times beyond our understanding. We get so busy with our lives down here on the ground and become consumed with the tyranny of the urgent, the grind of the day’s business, the treadmill of extracurricular activities, and even the ongoing responsibilities of ministry, we forget the big picture of a big God who reigns over the universe. From down here life can seem random and out of control.

But from above the calm of the Heavenly Father calls to remind us all that in the end, the Word of God still stands, the sun is still shining, and the clouds that pass overhead today will continue to do so long after this life is through. It kind of throws in sharp contrast the importance we place on the problems we face in our everyday lives on earth. As we take a glimpse upward we are immediately struck with the awesomeness of our God and the eternal plans He has for the world and for us individually. We are stressing over matters that are little more to Him than a brief fog on a cool fall day quickly burned away and never to be remembered again.

Let me encourage you take the time to just stop and look up on a partly cloudy day and take in His majesty, glory, and creativity. A short glance upward can bring a heavenly perspective that makes your journey here an adventure and a joy rather than a drudgery. Listen to the voice of God’s creation and remind yourself of who you are in Christ and where you are headed – that you are part of something huge, magnificent, and endless.

Psalm 19:1-2, NIV – “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.”