I looked down at my on board fuel calculator this week. It said I could drive seven more miles before the engine would quit. I immediately chose the next gas station—ignoring the price—and filled up. I paid $2.59 a gallon. Not the most expensive, and certainly not the cheapest around, but I remember back when fuel was less than a dollar per gallon. In fact, some of my readers are remembering 25¢ per gallon! How far will that $2.59 in fuel take you? Just for fun, here’s some perspective:
Perspective: It seems to change with time and context. As the dimensions of life change, so also does our visual reality. Think about it this way, it takes more than 1,000 gallons of fuel per second for 8.5 minutes, to get the space shuttle into space, but once there, it change travel tens of thousands of miles with very little.
Which leads me to a heavenly perspective. God’s perspective is to be able to see the end from the beginning. He see it all!
Sometimes I find myself wishing I could see the way God sees it. But just like our perspective changes when we move around, side to side, up or down, so to our spiritual perspective changes as we study Scripture and get to know Jesus. So the reality is: maybe I can one day see things differently…by faith in Jesus.
Pastor Ben is a pastor, marriage counselor, and international lecturer on Bible prophecy for more than 18 years. His lectures and preaching appointments have taken him to Europe, Australia, and Central America. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor for the South Tacoma Adventist Fellowship in Tacoma, WA.