Jesus is the great perspective-shifter. Through His life and death, He offers us the ability to see through any depth of darkness.
“God, who said, ‘Let there be light in the darkness,’ has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:6 (nlt)
"Mom, things just aren’t working out for me today.” Since we had spent the day together and it had seemed to be a pretty good one, my curiosity was piqued.
“What hasn't worked out for you, hon?”
“I didn’t get to go to the jump house, and then I didn’t get to play at the playground.” I stifled a smirk. If all the world could have such troubles…
“Well, sweetheart, I didn’t know you wanted to do those things. What about all the fun things we did instead?” My offer of a different perspective was met with a weary sigh. So, he wasn’t quite ready to look at the day in a new light. I had to admit I understood his slump. After all, I often miss out on joy because I let my focus wander off track. Perspective is a powerful thing, isn’t it? For good or bad, we choose how we see the world. Perspective can be an asset or a liability to our health, relationships, work, even our spirituality. Especially our spirituality.
Jesus is the great perspective-shifter. Through His life and death, He offers us the ability to see through any depth of darkness. 2 Corinthians 4 describes how those who don’t know Him as Savior are unable to see His light and enjoy His perspective. If you belong to him, take a moment to celebrate the soul freedom he offers from whatever drags down your thoughts; look through the clouds at the Sunshine.
FAITH STEP: Read 2 Corinthians 4, and ask Jesus to help you see His light more clearly in your circumstances.
Written by Erin Keeley Marshall