We climbed a mountain the other day, Oscar included. We conquered it. All 56 metres of it, that is. It was no Everest, and lies just a short walk from our home, surrounded by suburbia. But a Mountain nonetheless and with a beautiful view to enjoy.
There’s something to be said for a change of view. The loop of lockdown, though drawing to a close, was feeling wearying. Our new lockdown rhythms and routines well cemented into our daily lives. Looking down at our suburb and surrounding areas brought a fresh perspective to the day.
Sometimes in life we can get caught up in the loop of our daily routines and lists to do. We can’t see the purpose of God for us among the challenges of life nor among the mundane. But we just need to change our view. To see ourselves and our lives from Heaven’s perspective. From God’s perspective.
We know that in our everyday God is ever present, with overflowing grace, mercy and strength for whatever we are facing in our day. We just need to look up.
“Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from His perspective.” (Colossians 3:2 msg)
“I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.(Psalm 121:1-2 msg)