The Crooked Christmas Tree – WINDOW SEATS
I was flying home today from my last stop on The Crooked Christmas Tree Tour and I was sitting in a window seat. Whenever I am lucky enough to have that spot I spend hours staring at the earth below. I’ve found that from way up there everything changes, the earth looks different.
When you pull back and change your perspective things that seemed large are small. The largest mountains become little piles of sand that I can hold in my hand.
When you pull back and change your perspective things that seem unconnected are in fact very connected. Long highways that seem to run to nowhere are connecting small towns along the way, or small towns grow up because of long highways.
When you pull back and change your perspective you see patterns. The circles and squares of the fields of farms repeat themselves across vast areas so that the landscape is decorated in polka dots and then checkers and polka dots again.
From 30,000 feet everything changes.
Sometimes it’s good to change your perspective. To get a window seat and fly up 30,000 feet and see what your life looks like from up there. Are the big problems that worry you really that big or are they really piles of sand. Are the events you experience isolated instances or connected occurrences. Are there patterns that dominate your landscape to such an extent that your life is predictable and repeated mistakes avoidable.
This Christmas take the counsel of Haggai 1:5 to heart and consider your ways. Get you a window seat and climb to 30,000 feet and figure out what your life really looks like when you change your perspective.
My name is Damian Chandler and I am the author of The Crooked Christmas Tree
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