Just yesterday, I flew from Tokyo to LAX. Glued to the window as the plane departed, I marveled at the landscape below. From that vantage point, the mammoth skyscrapers, daunting mountains, even entire cities shrink beneath you, diminishing their massive appearance. From up there, they do not seem nearly as impassable as when you are standing at the foot of them trying to figure out how to get over them. One perspective gives you an anxious feeling, the other a peaceful feeling.
Wouldn’t it be nice if every time you had a tough situation ahead, you could look down on it? Kind of like God does.
When faced with a big issue, most of us anxiously stand at the bottom looking up, trying to figure out what to do next. Walking with Christ is like a gift that lets you look down on it with a greater measure of peace.