Have you ever seen the sun light shine through a prism? As a young girl, I was watching “Pollyanna” and became mesmerized the first time I saw the facets of light dancing across the room. I wanted to catch the colors of the rainbow and put them in my pocket. It gave me a whole new perspective of light.
It is important that we have the right perspective on things that matter, because life is not always what it seems. What we are taught in life determines what we believe. We also have to be careful in our observations because sometimes we cannot see the forest for the trees. When everything is up close and personal we know what is happening, but from a bird’s-eye view, it is like being on the outside looking in and seeing the world through rose-colored glasses. The problem with looking through rose-colored glasses is they show the beauty, but not the truth. They give us a false perspective of how things really are.
From a distance harmony could appear as chaos.
From a distance love could appear as hate.
From a distance the Cross of Calvary could appear as death, when in reality, it is life.
God’s love is also like a prism and has many facets. That is why I am so grateful that we have a God who is watching over us. He is not using a telescope or wearing rose-colored glasses. He is interested in every detail of our lives. The good ones and the bad ones.
“You know when I sit down and when I stand up; You understand my thoughts from far away. You observe my travels and my rest; You are aware of all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue, You know all about it, Lord.”
Yes, God is watching over us every minute of the day through His eyes of love. He sees us for who we are. There is no where we can hide that He cannot find us. He knows what we are thinking before we think it and He even knows what is in our hearts. That is why He tells us to guard our hearts above all else, because everything we do flows from it. (Proverbs 4:23)
His wisdom is profound, His power is great! His eyes search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. So will you join me as we lift our hearts up to Him and proclaim, “may the words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts be pleasing in Your sight.”