“A New Perspective”

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A New Perspective

“From the end of the earth will I call unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed:  Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalm 61:2  Are any of you a beach, mountain, or woodsman person as I? Do you like to stare at the stars or marvel at cloud formations? I do! How do you react to satellite pictures of the earth and of galaxies far away?  In these situations I am reminded how small we really are. The vastness of the ocean, the grandeur of the mountains, the distance of the stars, the movement of the clouds, the immeasurable nature of the universe - these help us put our lives and our concerns in perspective.

This is especially true when we let these amazing aspects of creation point us to the Creator.  Although we don’t like to think about it, human beings are frail and weak and life’s pressures and pain can overwhelm us at times. God is greater than all our problems and He is undaunted by our worst trials. When David was feeling overwhelmed, he asked the Lord to “lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Let’s follow that example and let God help us see things from His perspective; the perspective of our all loving, all wise, all powerful heavenly Father.