WHY THE TITLE of this blog? Metaphorically speaking, I fear we self-absorbed humans tend to look at life, God, and the world around us through the wrong end of the telescope. Our end—not God’s.
We have the “micro” rather than the “macro” view. We see the trees but not so much the forest—the “Big Picture.” Even when it comes to our spirituality, we often think the most important issue—the highest priority—is our own salvation. One thing sin long ago did to us was make self-preservation and self-interest reflexive. I’d like to suggest there are larger issues that concern the God we worship.
When we at least try to look through the right end of the telescope, we see the cosmos at least a little more as God sees it. We see that in the overall vastness of the universe, this Earth borders on being insignificant—though in the context of the Great Controversy, Earth’s significance moves front and center. We can become so myopic sometimes that we lose sight of the fact that the universe doesn’t center on our personal concerns. It doesn’t center on what happens in Washington, D.C.—despite the fixation of the media. It doesn’t even center on the Church. And the universe certainly doesn’t center on or revolve around us!
In this blog, along with observations on a variety of topics, I also attempt to do some occasional keyboard thinking about how God might see things from His perspective. Make no mistake—God is too great, and His ways beyond my knowing—that I could ever presume to know any more of His mind than He has chosen to reveal. But I do know that when I look through my lens, it’s hopelessly warped with selfishness. When I try to see things more as God must see them, it opens exciting spiritual vistas for me.