When I was a child (many many moons ago) there was a program called “Ask The Family”. It was a quiz come general knowledge type program in which two family teams would compete against each other. It had quite a distinctive theme tune and was presented by Robert Robinson (go on admit it – you remember it too).
There was always one round that interested me in particular. A picture was shown of a household object taken from up close or, a strange angle and you would have to try and work out what it was. It was only when the camera panned back, that the image would become clear.
I suppose most of us live our lives without appreciating fully that we are part of a bigger story. We see our small part in the life of the world without appreciating we are part of much larger picture, we are part of God’s story. We all have our part to play, we all have our gifts and talents that can be used for the help and for the benefit of others. If I can mix my images for a moment, try and think of a jigsaw puzzle each of the individual pieces makes a whole picture. If one piece is missing, the picture is incomplete
Today, God encouraged me to stand back a little and get a glimpse of the bigger picture and I was reminded of a verse in Proverbs that says;
Where there is no vision, the people perish
(Proverbs 29 vs. 18)
Why not ask God to help you see the bigger picture
ps. As for the image above? You would struggle to eat your dinner without it!