The View

The View

Have you ever given some thought on how God sees you? It’s said that you are a composite of the five people you are closest to. I guess it’s another way of saying that you attract who you are or who you want to be. Everyone you attract sees you from a certain perspective and in turn you consciously or unconsciously attempt to meet their expectations.

What if God was very close to you, what would be his view of you? What kind of life would you live? Let’s give this conversation some context by reviewing a question God asked Job… “Can you direct the movement of the stars—binding the cluster of the Pleiades or loosening the cords of Orion? Job 38:31

In this question God established the context of his power and majesty for Job. He was giving Job the view from above. From that view you and I should feel very small. Think about it for a moment. If the Milky Way galaxy was the size of the entire continent of North America (that includes Canada), our solar system would fit in a coffee cup. There are several hundred billion stars and their planets in the Milky Way. The Milky Way is one of perhaps 100 billion galaxies that we know of. To send a light-speed message from our planet to the edge of our known universe would take 15 billion years.

And don’t forget that one of God’s attributes is creator, which means he could still be creating. The fact that we can talk to this God and he hears us as if we were the only person in this vast universe is a view from above. Let’s then say that you have this God close to you, what view can you have of yourself?

I can safely say that it would be a view from above. It would be a view that couldn’t be verbalized. To really see yourself the way God sees you is impossible due to your imperfect state. It would be like standing behind God. Yet even that impossibility is a wonderful thought. The view from above is the correct view of you, yet the evil one does not want you to see that view. When God looks at you he does not see a sinful being. He sees you through his love as manifested in his son. The view of you from above is simply gorgeous, unbelievably real and unfathomable.

The view from above is seen in the context of your giftedness in action. The view from above is experienced in an eternal moment of gifted/grace-filled perfection seen by a God that does not inhabit time and space. He takes that instance of your gifted perfection in his son and applies it to his eternal now.

Any other view is a lie due to our temporary blindness. Someday soon, when time stops; you and all those who will be with you, will see you the way you really are, from God’s perspective. In the mean time you and I need to start working on looking at ourselves and others with a view from above.

Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. 1 Cor 13:12

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