Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Bigger Picture

At a time when everyone was full of admiration for all he did, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘For your part, you must have these words constantly in your mind: The Son of Man is going to be handed over into the power of men.’ But they did not understand him when he said this;

Jesus is at the height of His public ministry.  The twelve have just returned from their first successful missionary outreach, He's fed the five thousand, Peter has just had divine revelation as to who Jesus is, everyone is full of admiration for Him.  But Jesus has the bigger picture.  He knows the main purpose and destination of His life on earth.

The bigger picture.  Today can be seductive.  It can make me joyful when all is well or despondent when things are going badly.  Today does need my attention but I should always have the bigger picture before me also.

So, what is the bigger picture?  I guess I would distill it down to; God loves me and heaven is my home. This puts today into right perspective, no matter is happening.  This gives me my joy and peace that can't be taken away.

Lord Jesus, You were always totally present but fully aware of where You were going.  Give me insight and wisdom that I may be heavenly minded and earthly good today.
Little Flower, please pray for me.

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