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Eternal Perspective

Published: March 5, 2020      Updated: March 5, 2020


A marvelous March greeting to you all! Just one more week until spring break comes and then fourth quarter begins. Unbelievable. 

Have you ever had one of those days or weeks where nothing went according to schedule? I’ve been experiencing day after day like this recently. Each day has made me rethink my own flexibility and my desire to control situations. Just another reminder to me, that I do not hold the world in my hands and ultimately, I am not in control. 

What do I do with those unplanned events that creep into my life? Well, now I get to practice what I preach. Is today a glitch, bummer, or disaster? In the grand scheme of things, I don’t think these last several days even moved into the bummer category. I will say though I’m sure several teachers would probably feel differently about my absence from my regularly scheduled classes. They had to fill in the gaps more than once so I would say they experienced bummer times for sure. However, once again, in the grand scheme of life, just glitches.

I shared a story about my friend and neighbor last week at church who experienced what I would classify as a disaster. Her faith and life perspective are so much grander than mine though. Her disaster in this life, is just a bummer, because she is focused on eternal life. As tears spring to my eyes right now, I know I won’t be able to write out her story today but it is a life changing story for me.

How will I react to the events of my day? I pray I will pause and put everything into an eternal perspective.

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9 NIV