Have you ever been fooled into thinking something was what it wasn’t? Misjudged motives, fake antiques, fooled taste buds?
Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved driving in the snow, especially at night. I was at the helm of my very own starship, hurtling through a star system at warp speed. I have very early memories of riding in the passenger seat of my parents’ vehicles in snow storms mesmerized by the snow flakes careening toward the wind shield. Like thinking that a parachute actually pulls a skydiver upward (instead of merely slowing his descent), I was convinced the snow flakes were shooting at us at Mach 3.
And why not? The eye has no other reference point at night. Without the Light, it’s hard to have any true perspective. That’s why understanding is just as critical as sight.
Knowing God is with us over seeing God is with us helps preserve our perspective in the dark times. When we’re convinced everything is flying at us, knowledge of Him lets us realize we’re the ones in motion flying toward life.
Knowledge of what we can’t see is what transforms us into those that confidently take ground. Loosing sight of the Light that illuminates our surroundings makes us feel as if we’re being assaulted by snowflakes that are relatively just standing still.
When life seems fast and everything’s coming at us, having our eyes on Jesus gives us the perspective we need to say, “Look out, world. Here I come.”
Here’s to everyone flying a starship at warp speed. Tallyho!