Vantage point

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From Bolling Air Force Base downtown Washington, DC looks quite different that it would from the National Mall. If you look carefully, you can see the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and little specs that are the great buildings in the distance.  Yet when you are on the Mall, these places are large, majestic and famous; they give you a real sense of history and power.  Yet from this vantage point they are specs…

As we go through our daily lives, we look around us and see great problems, big difficulties and daunting tasks.  Our vantage points in this life make the things we deal with every day seem so large and so important, but is that how they look from God’s point of view?  What would seem important if we were able to view our lives from His vantage point?

If we could see our lives from God’s point of view, would we be so concerned with what kind of mood the boss is in, or would we be concerned for the boss as a person?  Would we be worried about the bills, or about the people in our lives?  Would we care what’s on TV tonight, or would we care about those around us who are lost?

Gee, now that I think about it, the ordinary nonsense of daily life seems like nothing more than a passing bit of mist, because the things that really count are those things that have eternal implications.  Maybe, I’ve been looking at things from the wrong vantage point all along.

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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5 Responses to Vantage point

  1. As I walked Nick this morning I thought about how my life resembles a soap opera! Your post is timely in helping me to see the big picture, refocus and be grateful.

  2. D W Martens says:

    “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32 NIV)

  3. mwitasblog says:

    How so true – and beautifully put.

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