As I looked around my office at the church, I failed to find proper inspiration for the newsletter article this month. So, I decided to get a different perspective from a different location: the roof of the fellowship hall. I can’t think of any church activities that have ever taken place on the church roof over the years. It isn’t a place people visit very often unless the roof needs repair or replacement (kudos to the Trustees for maintaining the roof). But from this unusual spot, I pondered what our lives might look like to someone looking on from above. How would someone who could see the big picture describe what they saw us doing?
For a moment, I invite you to put yourself in the shoes of someone on the roof of your house checking in on you. What do you see? What parts of your life are you thankful for, and what parts do you wish you could change?
Sometimes in life it can be helpful to gain a new perspective. As brothers and sisters in Christ, that is part of what we can help each other with. Only God can fully understand the grand design and the BIG picture. However, when we allow ourselves to learn from the different perspectives of others, we grow closer to glimpsing pieces of that big picture that Jesus refers to as the Kingdom of Heaven. So, as you go about your life this month, consider how you can gain a new perspective on life by taking a moment to stop and reflect.