Faith Talk: A different view

Faith Talk: A different view

The world is an unsteady friend; her economy, her governments, her systems and power structures cannot always buffer her people from the blows. But in our smaller economies – our homes, work places and communities – we can create environments more commensurate with the Lord's ways, creating love, togetherness, understanding and cooperation, which allows us to go out into the world and weather whatever comes.

Often we are limited to looking at only what's in our direct line of vision – the troubles of each day, the washing basket, the next task to complete, the deadline we have to meet, the television report – so the bigger picture is inevitably lost; we fail to see how wonderful and glorious life all around us can really be and that we are but one small part of a much bigger scheme.

When we decide in a moment to widen our view, even when we're lost or venturing down a new road, to pause, give thanks and take it all in, we are much better equipped to keep on going.

"The Lord saves the righteous and protects them in times of trouble. He helps them and rescues them; he saves them from the wicked, because they go to him for protection." Psalm 37: 39-40

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1 comments:

kylie said...

love love love this post. so true.