He sees things you cannot
February 02, 2017
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach...- JAMES 1:5
Sometimes things are not as they seem. A woman entered an airport gift shop with an hour or so to spare before her flight. She bought a newspaper and a small package of cookies, then settled into a chair near the gate to wait. As she opened the paper and began to read, a gentleman sat down opposite her, resting his briefcase and a cup of coffee on the small table between them. He opened his paper, too. As she read, she reached for a cookie from the bag in the center of the table, and popped one into her mouth. A few minutes went by and she reached for another cookie, but they had been moved. The package, near empty, was sitting on top of the man’s briefcase. “How rude,” she thought, taking another cookie and moving the package back to her side.
Then she heard the rustle of cellophane and watched as her seat-mate ate the last cookie! She glared at him angrily above her paper, then gathered her things, gave him one last withering stare, and moved to the other side of the waiting area. Her fury did not subside until half an hour into the flight when she reached into her bag for a pen and found…her unopened package of cookies!
Perspective is critical, is it not? We do not always have the understanding we need to correctly evaluate the world around us. Even those of us who are Christians are guilty of having a “flatland perspective” that does not take into account the wisdom of God. He sees things we cannot, and His understanding is infinite.