For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
One of the blessings of the stay at home/shelter in place order for me, has been extra prayer, meditation, and reflection time. I find myself continually looking for God's spirit to teach me something. What is God trying to reveal to my heart and my mind?
This morning I received an email that included the following story- no commentary for you, just a sweet story of seeing things from another perspective:
There was a boy, whose family was very wealthy...
One day his father took him on a trip to the country,
to show his son how poor people live. So they arrived
at a farm of a very poor family, as he considered.
They spent several days there.
On their return, the father asked his son, if he liked the trip.
“Oh, it was great, dad” the boy replied.
“Did you notice how poor people live?”
“Yeah, I did,“ said the boy.
The father asked his son to tell in more detail
about his impressions from their trip.
“Well, we have only one dog, and they have four of them.
In our garden there is a pool, while they have a river that
has no end. We‘ve got expensive lanterns, but they have stars above their heads at night. We have the patio, and they have the whole horizon. We have only a small piece of land, while they have endless fields. We buy food, but they grow it. We have a high fence for protection of our property, and they don‘t need it, as their friends protect them.”
The father was stunned speechless.
Then the boy added, “Thank you, dad, for letting me see how poor we are.”