As we flew into Latvia yesterday morning I was looking out the window of the plane. It is amazing what you see when you are in the sky. Squares and rectangles of color in various ranges from light green to dark green and then sandy brown, sparkles of light where there is water. It was lovely and it gave me perspective that I do not usually have. It was like looking at a patchwork quilt and I realized that if I was on the ground I would not be seeing the bigger picture and it would be marred by weeds and mud and garbage. But from the sky I saw it all differently and it was beautiful. That is how God sees our lives. He sees the bigger picture, the finished product and it is beautiful. He sees us as conformed to the image of Jesus (Rom. 8:28-29). When we gave our lives to Jesus we exchanged our sin for His righteousness, our weakness for His strength, our minds for the mind of Christ.
So today brothers and sisters, try to see things from His perspective not your own. Colossians 3:1-4 says: Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
We will be resting and spending time in the word through Sunday so please pray that our spirits will be refreshed and we will be full of joy and energy by Monday when we begin ministering to the students.
Have a blessed weekend.
PW and Sherry