This morning, I remember a statement from July 2011. Back then, I thought that everyone else was having so much more fun than I was in a different location, with different friends, and with different experiences.
It was painful to think like this.
This Christmas, the thought didn’t cross my mind as I saw all the beautiful pictures on social media. In fact, I was so happy for everyone else. I was truly thankful for all the joy I saw on Facebook and Twitter. Part of this transformation in my heart was my new understanding of Ephesians 2:6 (being seated in Christ in the heavenly realms) and this little quote from the Hayden Planetarium. Read below, and enjoy:
All Seats Provide Equal Viewing of the Universe
I turned to my daughter and read it to her.
“Do you know what that means?” I asked. “It means that no matter where you are, you have an equal chance to perceive the beauty of God.”
When I want to trade seats to find a better view, I’m going to sit tight and realize my equal chance to see–right where I am–the beautiful things God wants to show me.
Journal: What do I see today that proves I have an equal chance to see the beauty of God?