I was reminded again recently about how important perspective can be. Wanda and I just returned from a couple of weeks and 5200 miles on the road, much of it driving to and from the Oregon Coast to spend time with our sons and visit friends and beautiful spots along the way. We wanted to drive through the mountains with the windows open.
When we arrived on the Oregon Coast, Wanda and I breathed deep the sixty-degree air, walked on the beach holding hands and marveled at how beautiful and tranquil it was as the fog rolled onto the beach. Our sons, who have lived there for a couple of years now, talked about the congestion from gawking tourists, high prices for food and fuel, constant chill and lack of things to do. I tried not to laugh as I thought about the difference in perspective. I drove 2500 miles to be there and they couldn’t wait to be gone.
Paul tells us in Romans what happens today is nothing compared to the glory that will be revealed in us. I think it’s about perspective. We are on a journey and this is not our home. We are children of the King, made for eternity, not this flimsy stuff that tries to bind us to today. Where are you today? Try a new perspective.
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