Thursday, September 27, 2018


In Psalms 66:5, 7, we read: “Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men. He rules by His power forever; His eyes observe the nations; Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves.”

“Watch your step, son. That’s a deep drop off.” Grandfather put down his walking stick. “Let’s take a break, check out the scenery.”

Leaning against the steep rock wall, Grandfather pointed up. “See the eagle? Watch as he glides on the thermals. He has tremendous eyesight, too. Like your binoculars.”

Timmy lifted the binoculars, adjusted them to see the eagle. “He’s beautiful and flying free. I feel I can reach out and touch him.”

“Turn the glasses around. Look through the big end. Now what do you see?”

“Everything is tiny.” He looked at the rocks at his feet.

“Changes your point of view, doesn’t it? Same binoculars, same view. All changed because of the way you hold the glasses.”

Grandfather thought for a minute. “Just think, Timmy. The Lord showed us an amazing principle. He’s all seeing, all knowing. He sees the big picture, but still He sees the tiny details.”

“Awesome. Like my life?”

Grandfather nodded, said. “That’s a good way of putting it. The Lord is awesome in all that He does.” With his arm around Timmy’s shoulders, he said. “He cares about every detail of our life and lets us enjoy His mighty works.

“We must be careful when viewing life. If we look through God's eye piece, everything’s magnified and we see the large picture. He’s in control. But if we look through the big lens at life, we fret, have a tendency to become narrow, maybe bitter.”

“So I have to make a choice?”

“Indeed you do. Many times during the day.”

Kingdom Thinking. I chose to look through the correct eyepiece on life’s binoculars. Otherwise I focus wrongly on life. The Lord promises never to leave me nor forsake me and He loves me with an everlasting love. Let Him hold life’s binoculars for you so you can see His Works. He is awesome.