The Lord said, "I am going to do something in your days that you would not
believe, even if you were told."
- Habakkuk 1:5 (NIV)
A high school hired my friend George, an artist, to repaint the school mascot -
a yellow jacket - on a football stadium wall. This was a difficult task because
the painting was so large that the painter could only see a small portion of it
at a time.
George had to stand a distance away in order to see the whole picture and give
directions to another painter. If George's assistant had tried to paint
according to his own limited perspective, seeing only a small part of the
picture, he could have make a mistake. By following George's directions,
however, he helped create an image that delights school sports fans.
Our life with God is something like George's view of the wall. As we face
life's challenges, we are not in a position to see the whole picture, neither of
the world nor of our own lives. We see only a small portion. If we rely only
on our limited perspective, we risk calamity. Instead, we can choose to trust
God - the One who sees the whole picture - to direct our efforts. If we do, God
can work through us to create something delightful.
Prayer: O God, direct us in living out the beautiful picture you envision,
rather than following only our limited vision. Amen.