Distraction of Drones

 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.[c] All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely, 1 Corinthians 13:12

Image is taken from the Town of Poolesville FB page.

There was excitement in the air that chilly morning. Hundreds of residents searched for the perfect place to stand as they milled through the staked-off area. After all, we were making history and wanted to be able to point out our spot to others. The anticipation grew as the directions were amplified through a megaphone, “Find your places quickly. We will be taking the photo in five to ten minutes.” The confused crowd began to huddle together between the roped-off areas.

Voices quieted as the hum of the drone filled the air then someone cried out, “There it is!” Fingers pointed skyward to the peculiar dark object flitting through the sky, sometimes darting like a hummingbird and other times hovering like a slow-moving hot air balloon. 

Eager to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, we stayed in place, our eyes peeled skyward, until hearing, “We did it!” The crowd, thrilled to have participated in Poolesville MD’s Sesquicentennial, responded with cheers and high fives.

When viewing the picture several weeks later, I realized that our view at ground level differed significantly from the view of the drone. We were on the ground in the roped-off area and could only see the people of different ages, interests, and occupations standing near us. While the drone, high in the air, captured everyone and revealed the big picture. We had an earthly perspective; the drone had the heavenly one. 

    When we only see and experience the details within our personal sphere of influence, we often don’t feel that we matter or sometimes that we make a difference. God, however, sees the big picture. He is directing our course, utilizing the abilities of many to fulfill His masterful plan.  

When you are feeling insignificant, think of God’s perspective and persevere with small steps, they are important to His ultimate plan 

Dear Lord, 

You are the Master Designer. We may not see the barriers You have put into place or the road You may have paved ahead of us. We desire to walk in step with You and follow Your way. Help us to know you better so that we can hear you clearly and make a positive difference in our world. Amen

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