The wonders of spiritual perception: When I go and visit an older friend, I drive along a road next to a river. The river makes a bend right in that area, and it's the only place you can see it from the street. It's not very broad and rather unremarkable. This road is on a hill, and there is another one lane road above this one.
I decided to drive back the other day using the older one lane road. As I reached the part where I usually see the river from down below, I was dumbstruck. Instead of looking at what I usually saw, I was gazing at a vast panorama of the river, which seemed huge!
I had to stop the car to believe what I was seeing. It was the same stretch of river, but I was getting an entirely different perspective.
That's how it is with God and us. When I look at my problems, they are huge and seem insurmountable, but when God looks down at them, He sees them as small and easily taken care of. We are both looking at the same thing but from a different perspective.
No wonder every time something upsets me God doesn't jump up and send legions of angels to rescue me.
I was listening to some people talk about the same thing the other day, wondering how big God is. Is God bigger than the problems I hold in my hand? He holds the universe in His hand, and yet His Spirit lives in us. Heaven is His throne and earth is His footstool. It's a matter of spiritual perception
Every time you look at something, you are getting an entirely different view than someone else looking at the same thing. And if you move around and look at it, you'll get even more different views of the same thing. It looks entirely different and yet it's the same.
We see God as awesome, huge, and way up there in heaven looking down at us, and yet He is here inside us, speaking to us, and walking beside us encouraging us.
He is God who made all the universe and everything in it, and yet He is Jesus, who walked the roads with 12 disciples, and mingled with the masses.
He is God, and He is man. He is totally incomprehensible, and He is totally personal and accessible. He is all this and more. It's a matter of spiritual perception.
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