Monday, July 27, 2009

A Day at the Shore

We'd spent the day on the Maine Coast. The kids were enjoying climbing on the rocky shore. The youngest of the seven cousins was holding my hand, helping me navigate the boulders. He's four years old and lives on Cape Cod.

As we were walking and talking, I asked him if he lived near the ocean. After a little thought, he said "uhm... yes. But not THIS ocean" I just left it at that. To him, it was different.

It got me thinking again about perspective, and how I view the world. While the rocky coast of Maine and the shores of Cape Cod do appear different, and many miles lie between them, it is the same ocean.

It is so much larger than I can possibly wrap my brain around. It has intricacies that I can't even begin to comprehend. The whats and whys and all that it entails blows me away. Much like God.

Again, I am reminded that the world is bigger than my little corner. There is much I don't understand. Many whats and why that go unanswered. Much I must trust to Him who does.

1 comment:

JoAnn said...

Perspective is one of God's learning tools....esp that 20/20 hindsight thing He does sometimes :)
Love ya!