Having a right perspective is extremely important. We see
the world around us in relation to ourselves. Everything seen
by our eyes is relative to us as the central object. Thus,
a perspective of things comes into play with every glance
As we look at a mountain afar off, the trees appear exceedingly
small in relation to ourselves. As we approach the mountain,
the trees become larger and larger until at the base of a
given tree, we become very small in relation to its majestic
So it is as we view our Lord. When we look upon Him “afar
off,” seeing Him in the distant haze, He will remain
very small in our lives. But, as He begins to draw us to Himself
and we come closer to Him, our perspective of Him will change.
He will begin to increase in size and importance and will
become ever increasingly more beautiful and personal to us
in our relationship to Him.
Here is a clear parallel in relation to the nature and character
of the Lord. Afar off we cannot learn or even perceive the
essence of our Lord and His love for us. As we come closer
and allow a spiritual intimacy to be developed with Him, we
can begin to partake of the “detail” of His Being.
Paul prayed, “The eyes of your understanding being
enlightened; that ye might know . . .” (Eph. 1:18).
We must have, not only a clear vision, but also a proper perspective
for our spiritual growth.
Some only see the Lord as their Saviour, or as a Friend,
Healer, or King. Jesus said to His disciples, “Whom
do you say that I am?” Consider the fact that He will
also ask this same question of you. We are to be in the place
where we, with Peter, will be able to say, “Thou art
the Christ, the son of the Living God.” This revelation
of His full identity includes all of the above aspects of
His Being, but sees much more.
We will only be able to give a right answer to this question
and enter into His purposes if our perspective and view of
Him is right.
The ministry the Lord has imparted for Pinecrest is ever
being examined to be sure we are faithful stewards of His
calling. The responsibility of imparting the Word of God into
lives and guiding them into the place of His purposes for
them is more than we are capable of.
We sincerely seek your prayer and financial support for this
Wade E. Taylor