See From God’s Point-of-View
“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?…
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)