“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing” –Isaiah 40:26
Yesterday in my college history class, we were all frantically taking notes and trying to get every word down on our paper. Have you ever noticed that no matter how many notes you take, you still somehow miss something?
For me, that something is usually incredibly important, and I missed it because I was focused on getting the notes down rather than understanding the concept. Gauging this from most of us, our history teacher paused and decided we all needed to stop writing and listen to him. He wanted us to know the details and the concepts, and if we were intently focused on him and his words, then we could see the big picture.
He wanted our full attention.
“Put your pencils down and pay attention! I don’t care if you hear or write anything else today, because this is the most important thing. So put your pencils down and lift your head up and look at me!”
In the same way, God wants our attention, too. We cannot go through life with our heads constantly looking down — unless, of course, we are praying — going through the motions and missing Him.
We have to lift our eyes to Him to see who He is, what He has done and what He is going to do. But do we consider this on a daily basis ?
Do we consider the “big picture” of the Bible?
Do we consider what the Bible says about God and who we are through Him?
If we are not careful, we can find ourselves missing the entire concept. The big picture is God’s love!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” – John 3:16
That incredible love God embodies and displays is what the Bible is about. Lift up your eyes and see the Creator’s beautiful works and His beautiful grace.
“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” –1 John 4:8
As a new day begins, I am secure in knowing that God’s love for me will never die. That nothing I do can separate me from the Heavenly Father because I know in my heart that He is my Savior.
At the end of the day, the big picture is God is always here for us, and He will always love us. He made us in His image and believes we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
That’s one concept I do not want to miss.