Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Have Fun Storming the Castle

"Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." -G.K. Chesterton

Sometimes things are a matter of perspective. Sometimes we need to step outside of our small minds to consider the possibility that a bigger purpose is unfolding. We may not know what it is, but just acknowledging the idea is a huge step in the right direction. If one step leads to another, then many steps lead to great distances. It is for this reason that we need to keep our focus in the right place with the small steps, so that they may one day add up to something good and worthwhile. Most of God's grande purposes won't be known to us, this side of heaven. And that's the way He designed it. It makes life more enjoyable, and the hard times more bearable, knowing that there is a purpose. We can go through life with a reliance on God, storming the castles of life... perhaps not even knowing why, but knowing that it is where God is leading us. It is there that the greatest joy is found, because He is by our side. Imagine going on a long, hard journey without your Greatest Companion to come along? Why then would we want to travel life, the greatest journey any of us will set out on, without going where God will lead or inviting Him along in the first place?


BethsMomToo said...

You've done a good job describing what it means to have an eternal perspective! I fear too often we think we can humanly reason out what God is doing in any particular circumstance. You are correct when you say we will seldom know this side of heaven how our little piece fits into God's greater plan! It would be better for us to stay focused on our Lord and Savior, walking obediently through the Christian life, trusting that He is bringing about His purposes. "The Pilgrim's Progress" got it right!

Serentae.com said...

Exactly! It'd be like a Cartographer trying to map North America looking through a microscope... even if they had the time required to do it, it still wouldn't be right! God has the great ability to be outside our space and time; we can only see what's in front of our tiny perspective.


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