A Little Perspective

April 24th, 2013

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Psalm 103:13-22

Charlie is an amazing little guy. He’s 21 months old and discovering everything about the world around him. Charlie is learning to hold his parents’ hands while walking on the street or in a parking lot. Charlie’s natural action when getting out of the car is to run and explore, heedless of his surroundings. This poses a problem because he’s only 2 1/2 feet tall!

Thankfully, Charlie has the benefit of his parents’ perspective. We can see the dangers in the parking lot. If he holds his parents’ hands and trusts them, they can help him avoid speeding cars and jagged potholes. By guiding him or holding him back, they are saving his life without him even realizing it.

The last part of Psalm 103 is about God’s perspective. God was there when the heavens were formed. His view is from everlasting to everlasting. God sees it all. He also sees us and understands our perspective, like our life, is limited.

It’s great to know the Lord’s endless love is accompanied by his endless perspective. If we will trust him, putting our hand in his and letting him guide us, he will save us.

Author: Mark A. Hendrickson


One Response to “A Little Perspective”

  1. Barbara Says:

    April 24th, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Yes! God has that “bird’s eye view” of our beginning to our end. Furthermore, HE has warned us in HIS Word (1 Corinthians 4:5 ) that we are not to judge anything until Jesus’ return. We can only imagine HIS perspective through HIS Word.

    Our personal perceptions pull information from what our mind has seen and/or heard. Different understandings are arrived from different perceptions of what is stored in the brain and the meaning of scripture as read or understood in coordination with the context of scripture, context of the entire Holy Bible, or out of context entirely). Plus, thrown into that mix is a literal meaning, a symbolic meaning, a metaphoric meaning, and an application for daily living.

    Perceptions can also be positive or negative (affecting interpretation).

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