Sunday, 9 September 2012

On top of the world

I am enjoying some down time at the moment with my hubby.  We visited Tamworth Castle the other day.  I couldn't help but think that the world looks so much different when you are looking down on it.  Our own perspective of life and its twists and turns is often different to that of God's.  We fail to see the bigger picture.  It is not always easy to trust but yet God asks us to put our hand in His...   

Isaiah 55: 8-12 (NIV)

8“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
    come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
    will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
    will clap their hands.   

I like to sing (particularly when no-one is listening).  In the words of Karen Carpenter... 'I'm on top of the world lookin' down on creation and the only explanation I can find is the love that I've found ever since you've been around, your loves put me at the top of the world...'  The love that John and I have makes life worth living for me.  I am blessed with the love of a good husband who keeps me sane in an increasingly mad world and keeps me grounded when my head drifts towards the clouds.  God can seem so distant sometimes and yet he remains a constant.  His love is constant no matter how far we stray or try and run away from Him.  God's love is all around us.  His joy and peace is there to be found.  Creation sings proclaiming these things.  I would encourage you to try look at things from a different perspective today...