We took a drive down to southern Indiana the other day and were just about to Martinsville when Isaac (age 4) shouted out "look, mountains" as he pointed up ahead. Nicole and I laughed because we know that those are just hills, but to a kid born and raised in the flatlands of central Indiana; those look like mountains.
Life is often about perspective, right? To a kid from Indy, hills are mountains; but to someone born in Colorado they barely count as hills. To Elon Musk, a hundred bucks is nothing, like pocket change...but to you and me it might be a lot of money.
It's easy in these strange days to lose perspective. Days seem like weeks, weeks seem like months...and every day seems like a Monday. Most of us are out of our routines and, therefore, feel a bit off. We might be more grumpy, or more stressed...but few of us feel normal.
So here is a truth you can hang your hat on. God is still good and He still loves you. Perspective doesn't change this truth. Your mood doesn't change God's faithfulness. Each day is the day that the Lord has made and we should try to make the most of it.
Maybe a drive to see some hills is just what we all need (or a lake, or a sunset...) to get our perspective back...and maybe you'll see a mountain if you look through the eyes of a 4 year old.
Pastor Scott McDermid