Live by Faith or by Sight?

April 2, 2023 Download: Audio

Psalm 73

During a Spring Art’s Festival when I still lived in Oklahoma, Rhonda and I had planned to meet for lunch and enjoy the afternoon festivities. I was working at the time on the 17th floor of a building downtown that looked down upon the parking lot nearby the Art Festival. She was not familiar with driving downtown at the time and facing the traffic was a stressful experience. In addition to the normal traffic there was the redirected traffic from the roads closed off by the festival. Needless to say, she was having a hard time navigating through it all. From the 17th floor, I could look out the window and see the traffic flow AND the empty spots in the parking lot so I called her on her cell phone and was able to tell her where and when to turn so that she could find the empty spot. Had we not been in the age of the cell phone, there would have been several moments in which frustration would have overtaken her, when she couldn’t see why the traffic was stopped in front of her or where the empty parking places were. What was the difference? The circumstances remained the same. The difference was in the perspective.