See From God’s Point-of-View

by kingteamdad

“He revealed His character to Moses and His deeds to the people of Israel.” (Psalm 103:7)

Ramblings from Connor’s dad It seems like I am in the car constantly, for both work and family. Add to that the miles we have driven in the RV as we had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of our beautiful country’s lower 48.

Last month we were spending a few days up at Cloudland Station near Chattanooga. One afternoon Connor and I were driving around after getting him an authentic haircut at a barber shop. We were taking the scenic route back to the cabin when we saw a sign that said DETOUR AHEAD. We continued our drive with confidence through the beautiful countryside because our very smart GPS with real-time traffic, informed us with its english accent to keep going straight. A few minutes later we saw another orange sign telling us DETOUR HERE. However, the very reliable GPS, with intelligent sounding english accent, continued to tell us to proceed ahead. Did I mention it had “real time traffic”?

Well, about a mile later we came up on a beautiful river. The clear water gave evidence of trout, swimming amongst smooth round river rock. The cutest little country store was off to our left promising world famous biscuits. A couple of bales of hay lay sprawled ahead of us in the middle of the road, the only things blocking our advancement into a space void of any bridge, that might have been there previously. I don’t want to think about what might have happened, had we come up on that stretch of road at night. We had the knowledge that there was a detour ahead, but we did not have the “understanding”, or perspective to know the bridge was out.

God has the unfathomable ability to have that view, from an eternal perspective. I wonder how many “detours” in my life He caused to keep me from bridges that were out?…

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But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:14)

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