Look Further Out

Posted: July 8, 2014 in Articles
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Today I went driving with my mother and I scared her more than once in the 20 minutes we were out. Finally, towards the end of the drive, she asked me where I was looking. She wanted to know how far down the road I was placing my sight because she thought that maybe I was looking too close to the front of the car rather than looking further down the road to give me more vision, both in front of me and also peripherally.

This brought an analogy to our minds about how people today sometimes are looking too close to themselves and not having proper vision because they can’t see further out than their little perimeter.

Take, for instance, the different sects of Christianity. Some get stuck on when the Sabbath should really be taken, some on when baptism should occur, some on how to worship God in services, some on how a Christian should and should not talk, dress, act, etc. In our minds, this is looking a little too close to the car, rather than looking further out to see more of the picture. The picture is that we are all sinners, that Jesus came to bring us salvation, and that we should love Him with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength and love our neighbors as ourselves. We don’t want to see the potholes right in front of us but miss the curve ahead because we never saw it.

Take people focusing so hard on gay rights, non-GMO foods, gun laws, vaccinations, the list goes on and on. People can get so stuck on the pothole right in front of them that they lose sight of the bigger picture if they would only look further down the road. I think the bigger picture is again God’s greatest commandment.

To love God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.

by Dink

  1. Libby says:

    Well said! And good luck with the driving – I remember going out with my Dad and both of us confusing our left and right – he said turn left and I turned right or I did as he said and he had meant turn right!

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