On Sunday 17th February we will be having a special service to celebrate 60 years of Hope City Church making a difference in people’s lives. We invite you to join with us at our 9:30am service at Grovely State School Performing Arts Complex to hear from people as they share their personal experience of the difference being part of the church family has made. Afterwards, we invite you to stay around and chat over a special celebration morning tea.
I’m writing this from some 30,000 feet as I fly to Townsville for a series of meetings this week. As I look out the window, I see the world from a very different perspective – a perspective that I don’t often get the advantage of seeing.
There are mountain ranges out there that are so tall, I’d never have a hope of climbing them. Yet from here, they seem like anthills. Rivers that stretch for miles, twisting and turning. Yet from my seat, I can see the beginning and the end of the waters journey.
The view from this altitude reminds me of the power of perspective. All too often, we get caught in the detail of what’s going on in our life and forget that there is a far bigger picture that we don’t often get to see.
But beyond that, God stands over our life and has full view of the end from the beginning. Nothing takes Him by surprise. We may feel like we live in the twists and turns of the river; living in a place that we can’t seem to predict the outcome of. But God sees the whole journey and chooses to walk with us through it all.
Yet not only does God choose to walk through the twists and turns of life with us, He invites us to step into a realm that gives us a more heavenly perspective. Ephesians 2:6 tells us:
For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.
Our relationship with God elevates us to a place of perspective. Paul tells us that this isn’t something that God is just willing to do, through Jesus death this is something that God has already done. We just need to take the time to engage God and allow Him to speak clearly to us.
Let me encourage you to take time this week to press into God and allow Him to give you a new perspective – a perspective that makes your mountains seem like anthills and your crooked rivers straight.
See you on Sunday