more on perspective

courtesy of vitamin z, here is something that I have thought of before from Chris Brauns, Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds

“If we begin to get a glimpse of the vast glory of God, we will realize that many of our conflicts are like two ants arguing about which is taller while standing in front of Mount Everest.

“We quibble over some infinitesimal difference of opinion while the vastness of Almighty God soars into the heavens.

“We need to stop looking at one another relative to ourselves, or, better yet, stop looking in the mirror. And we need to turn our eyes to the loveliness of Christ in his Word.”

Of course I have thought of it more like us living in Who-ville thinking we are really all that, while in reality we are nothing more than a speck of dust on God’s lapel.

And then I think that even though we are truly infinitesimal in the grand scheme of things, God reached down in love to reconcile us to Him even at the cost of His own Son.

If He would do that for us, then surely we can forgive those who trespass against us.

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2 Responses

  1. I am blessed to read your interaction with Unpacking, and also to hear your follow-up thoughts.

  2. Thanks Chris. I appreciate your work and I know that God is using it.

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