I sit at the computer now, the desk is in front of a window, a view I've come to enjoy. It's not a perfect view, half of it is the side of a building, but just past that is, well, another building yet beyond that is a palm tree that rises above everything else, a touch of mountains and the sky. I think how lovely it is to sit here and work or play. The breeze comes through the window almost always at just the right time.
An abstructed view...see that on a concert or theatre ticket and you think it's going to be a bad thing, you'll miss something.
An obstructed view, in life, though can be a good thing, that shelter of God not giving you the whole picture before it's too soon to be known, sometimes that time never comes. I love that He knows the whole picture and I don't, I trust Him to tell me what I need to know as I need to know it.
This morning as I sat in my devotion time with Him, Shelby missing and me missing her, Jackson settled by my side and I read Paul's words in the Message, Phillipians 3:12b "...reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me".
Those words penetrated my soul, Christ who has so wondrously reached out for me...HE reached out for me...those words became so precious to me as if reading them for the first time. Those words of Paul about Paul but very much to all of us.
Christ who wondrously reached out for me...for you...when the view is perfect and the waters are calm there is seemingly little need for us to reach out, but there it is always, His hand reaching out to us. Because He knows the big picture, He knows the good of our lives and He knows the bad of our lives. He knows that in every life there is a need for that perfectly timed breeze.
I pray in the coming days you will grasp His hand and be filled with that perfect breeze.