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Friday, August 23, 2019

ABOVE THE TREE TOPS



I spent many a day climbing trees as a child.  For some reason, heights have never bothered me.  The world takes on a completely different view from the top of a tree.  You know you are high enough when the top of the tree begins to bend with your weight.



As a Girl Scout, we made trips to our local fire towers to hear the ranger make a presentations about fire safety and his job.  Then as a teen with transportation, my friends and I discovered all the local fire towers.  In an effort to keep us from climbing the tower, they would raise or chain off the lowest group of steps.  Not to be deterred, we would climb the frame of the tower until we could slip onto the upper stairs.  NOW THAT WAS A VIEW!  At night, as you stood way above the tree tops---you felt as if you could touch the stars.  It was a long time ago, so there were not as many lights, but you could still see the occasional twinkle of a yard light, but the stars flooded the heavens with brilliant light.




The book The Shack did a masterful job of describing how the earth looks while floating above the tree tops.  When ground level, we only see the briers and brambles and tangled vines among the trees.  We have limited range of vision and only when above the garden do you see the beauty of the maze of paths and the intricacy of the garden.  


So it is with life, we have very limited vision of life.  We can only see ourselves and what is before us and what was behind us.  We cannot see beyond the nearest obstruction, and we certainly cannot see tomorrow or even a minute from now.  We cannot see the beauty of where Jesus has taken us, until later.  It will all make sense then, we will see the grand plan and how it all fits together.  For now, we have to trust and have faith---there is so much beyond us in His grand plan.

20 Now may the God of peace,
 who through the blood of the eternal covenant
 brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus,
 that great Shepherd of the sheep, 
21 equip you with everything good for doing his will,
 and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, 
through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever
Hebrews 13:20-21

2 comments:

  1. Yes, our vision here on earth is limited due to our human nature. May we all see the Big Picture one day when we see God.
    Blessings, Lulu!
    By the way, no heights for me! :)

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    1. I don’t climb anymore, Martha. Don’t need a broken bone at this point!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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