Perspective is a powerful fact. The way we choose to view a situation has the ability to change our actions, words, our very life. The event that unfolded in Ferguson MO this summer and the resulting uproar is a testament to this fact. People have differing perspectives about that event and it will shape the course of their life.
I recently visited with a friend of mine who is battling cancer. I am amazed at his attitude, honesty and grit. I am not living his life but I can observe it and I am humbled at his courage. The simplest actions I take for granted on a daily basis he would cherish. He cannot go about his day in any normal manner. What you and I consider routine are anything but for him. Every action is labored and the future is the next hour. What tenacity he displays to move through another day!
It is all about perspective. In our last 30-minute visit he asked me three different times how I was doing, how my family was doing.
I left his office; (yes, he was at work) reminded of how fragile life is, what a gift each day is and that the major factor that influences my life hour by hour is my “perspective”. May yours and mine be God-ward and grateful.
Colossians 3:1-4 “Set your hearts on things above…”