Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Big Picture

Today I made the flip comment to someone about "seeing the big picture." As if that were really the goal in life. As if that would make a difference if we could really see "the big picture." Because if at any point in my life I could have seen "the big picture," I would probably go to bed and never get out.

Want to know the real BIG PICTURE? It's simply this - one day we're going to die and we'll be done with life on this Earth. Everything up to that point are the little pictures, the little episodes, the little vignettes that keep propelling us toward the big picture. For some reason, we think if we could see the big picture, then we would understand what we need to be and to do in order to get there. But that's not what the big picture is all about.

The big picture is the total of all that we've done, we presently do, and we will do until our end. There will be good things and bad things and happy times and sad times and things to regret and things to relish. But through it all, if we've done our best in the little pictures, in the little things that happen from day to day, then we can look forward to the big picture.

Because then, when we look back, we'll see all the blessings that we had. We'll see that we tried our best, we treated others fairly, we used our talents, and we shared the love of God.  In the end, there's really only One who can see the big picture. And if we listen closely to what He says to us, all our little pictures will make sense. And we can be assured that the big picture will be a beautiful one to view.

"In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."   Proverbs 3:6

Today is a gift because: helping Everley get ready for school; getting stuff ready to go out of town

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