[CF Devotionals] 2014-01-08 - Carousels

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Isaiah 55:8 NIV "For My thoughts are not your thoughts; neither are your ways My ways," declares the Lord."

During the week of Christmas, our family went to a splendid, 7-mile animated light sculpture show. At one point, we all gasped simultaneously at the majestic horse sculpture in front of us. We were amazed at the grand, lifelike animal. It was only when we gained some distance from it, that we realized that it was not alone; there was an entire larger-than-life carousel!

While gazing at the spectacular lights, I realized that it was emblematic of our spiritual lives, as well. We become focused on one event, problem, or issue. We cannot see the big picture, the entire carousel, as God can. Consequently, we sometimes make bad decisions based on incomplete info, or we become mired in anxiety or depression.

In 2014, may we all remember to seek God's help to see through His eyes, and when we cannot see very far ahead, may we seek and follow His leading.

[email jan] Janice P. Moser

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