As I made my way back home from our Wallingford church office, I decided to sit on the top deck of the bus to Didcot. It was the second time I had sat on the top deck of the bus; and this time I decided that rather than reading, I would listen to some music and enjoy the ride. As I looked around, for the first time, I could see more than I had ever seen from my usual seat in the lower deck of the bus. I had made the same journey every week for two years and had not seen the office on top of the shop, the swing and punching bag in the garden of a house, the sheep grazing behind a hedged field etc. As I looked around, I felt the Holy Spirit speak to me about having a heavenly perspective and trusting in the Lord.
From our earthly perspective, we can only see and experience the here and now. You may find yourself at a place where all you see is a hedge before you, but from heaven’s viewpoint, there is a beautiful garden of peace and rest beyond that. From your view, you may probably see darkness and a challenging maze to navigate, but from heaven’s perspective, the journey is plain and clear. And although this is true, it doesn’t negate the fact that we do face these daily challenges and struggles, but what this truth does is, it gives us the confidence to trust in our loving Heavenly Father who sees everything clearly, both in the present and the future.
If our God knows what tomorrow brings, then let’s not fear what tomorrow brings. If the Lord is our shepherd and as Christians leads us by His Spirit, then let us not be anxious about tomorrow.
“…I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose”. (Isaiah 46:9-10)