From above

“Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha”  2 Kings 6:17 (NIV)

Sometimes we let circumstances, worries or selfishness blur our vision. We have a tendency to look at life from our own point of view only.This leads to more worry, selfishness…

I was driving through the mountains of West Virginia on my way back to school in North Carolina (I was taking a “shortcut” that taught me great lessons, but added hours to my trip).

I didn’t realize that those crazy roads seem to get narrower at the most perilous curves. Add to it an occasional semi truck, and you have one mortified college aged driver.

From my limited perspective of the road, I had to be ready to turn, swerve and react every second. I thought that if only I could look at my route from above, the trip would be so much easier and peaceful. I may have even enjoyed the beautiful countryside scenery. Then it hit me (not an oncoming car or guardrail). Two major life lessons…

Lesson #1: Don’t take shortcuts through the mountains!

Lesson #2: When I’m being selfish, I can only see what’s around me and life is nerve-racking. But if I’m depending on God, I start to see from His perspective. In essence, from above.


Heavenly Father, ‘open my eyes that I may see’ life through Your eyes. Direct me and give me an inner calm as I travel my daily route. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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