Forest or the trees?

(From Mark 12)


I appreciate the saying, "You can't see the forest because of all the trees."  It helps to remind me not to get so caught up in the problems of the moment, that I overlook how God has and will bless me.  The difference between the way God and I see is that God sees the big picture, while I tend to concentrate on the view just a few feet in front of me.  It is not that God is not concerned with the problems of the moment, but He knows how they all fit into the big picture that He has planned for me.  I think the poor widow in Mark 12 grasps this much better than me.  Faced with the trees right in front of her,(hunger, care of family, poverty) she sees past them to the forest that God has spread before her and gives all that she has. This is what faith is all about.  Lord help me to see the big picture.

- John