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08 May 2017 THE BIG PICTURE!
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2 Corinthians 4:17

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”

Sometimes we struggle over the trials and tribulations of our life trying to make sense of why things happen the way they do. If God is great and mighty (and He is), why do we have to endure such tests to our faith? The answer is to be found in our restricted vision.

I recall once traveling by helicopter to a missile site in central Missouri. I had traveled the route many times by car and knew that there were steep and winding places that required slow travel, especially when being stuck behind a slow-moving truck. These dangerous spots were clearly marked with “No Passing” signs.

From my helicopter’s eye view on this day I could observe a truck being followed by a passenger car. I knew that it would be miles before the car could safely pass the slower vehicle — he was stuck! I imagined what it would be like if I could communicate with the driver in the car and tell him when it was safe to pass or to watch out for an on-coming vehicle. Since I could not do so, the driver had to wait until he could see the road for himself.

Paul expresses the concept of waiting patiently on the Lord in I Corinthians 13:12: “For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face.”   Until that day, we (along with Paul) must trust in the Lord with all our heart rather than depending on our limited understanding.  

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil