Friday, 9 December 2011
Through heaven's eyes
I became aware at one point this evening of my son singing. One line in particular caught my attention. He was singing a song from 'The Prince of Egypt' - it went like this:-
"So how do you measure the worth of a man
In wealth or strength or size?
In how much he gained or how much he gave?
The answer will come
The answer will come to him who tries
To look at his life through heaven's eyes"
To look at our lives through heaven's eyes. What would we see? Would it be like a pie-chart with our life cut up in sections?
We could consider our lives to be divided into sections depicting how we spend our time - worship, work, leisure, study, home life, socialising, exercise, eating.......
Or they may be split into how much we have loved our neighbour - helping, financing, caring, influencing, inspiring, campaigning, comforting, encouraging.....
How would you divide your pie up?
Could it be that we are just to try and look at our life through heaven's eyes. Looking through the eyes of one who loves us and wants the best for us. Looking and valuing who we are and what we do. But, also challenging ourselves to make the most of our gift of life. Moving the % between the pie slices. Increasing the love section, reducing the hate. Increasing the forgiveness section, reducing the unforgiveness. Increasing the selfless section, reducing the selfish section and so on.
Looking at our lives through heaven's eyes can give us a fresh perspective.
Just a gleaning from a song.