When my children were young my daughter always loved looking at the cows we would see in the pastures. One day we stopped at a barn sale.
As I was talking with Jean a cow came up into the barn and stuck her head over the rail. At first my daughter seemed startled and backed away. I told her they sure look bigger up close don’t they? She agreed.
Than Jean said it was okay to pet the cow’s nose, that she likes that. My daughter looked up into the cows face as she started rubbing her nose. My daughter than said, “Mommy she has the most biggest prettiest brown eyes.” My daughter was about 4 years old at the time.
My daughter always saw the cows out in the pasture. Seeing one up close that was taller than she was a surprise. A different perspective gives a different view, up close from far away. Today and now verse many years ago as a child.
When I was 4 years old, I fell out of a moving car. Some of you will remember when cars had what came later to be known as suicide doors. The back door opened towards the front. I flew across a gravel road, 2 roads actually as there was a y in the road.
At the hospital as a law woke up on a table, I looked up and saw a man dressed in white with white hair and a beard. His stomach was large and round. I remember thinking this is Santa Claus and he must be a doctor the rest of the year.
I realized many years ago that perception was wrong as there is no Santa Claus. What we think we see sometimes just is not reality. Other times it is distorted by space and distance such as with my daughter.
God sees the entire pictures. We see snippets in time. We see bits and pieces, God sees the entire picture. His Omnipotent presence is grandiose beyond what our little finite minds can comprehend.
When we think we have all the answers, we don’t. When we think we see things clearly, many times we don’t.
Yet let us never give up our search and quest for God’s knowledge, discernment and understanding.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.