Ever been challenged to walk a mile in someone else's shoes? It's a question often asked when we want someone to understand our perspective by living out a period of time literally walking where we're going, and doing what we're doing. Seeing and feeling first hand what we're experiencing. Kind of like the image of this roller coaster. Looking at the picture isn't the same as sitting next to me as we ride together. They're completely different experiences, influenced by your perspective. This holiday season I'm reminded of a baby (Jesus) who came to experience what walking on Earth is like. Jesus has been here and experienced the full range of emotions and trials that come with life on earth. The sadness and joy, death and life, hunger and plenty, anger and peace. One thing Jesus always kept in mind was to bigger picture. What's going on in your life right now is significant, but how does it compare to the bigger picture of what God is working in you? Allow yourself to be molded for God's purposes. It's in the big picture that God's plan (his perspective) makes sense. In seeing the big picture, I'm sure you'll also find his love covering you during the trials and the triumphs of life. 2020 has been a difficult year for many, but through the difficulty God can, and will, accomplish a great work in many people.
Luke 2:11-12 The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! 12 And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”