Sunday, May 04, 2008

A matter of perspective

On your right are some of the most famous landmarks in St. Lucia--The Pitons. These two mountain peaks run straight down to the ocean and are quite impressive--I've seen them from the north side of St. Vincent 20 or more miles away (I thought I would see them on my trip to St. Lucia, but it didn't happen. I was promised that next time we would make sure.) From this photo can you guess the distance between the two pitons?

In reality they're something like 10 miles apart, with a large bay in between them--if you were to take a land route from one to the other it would be well over 20 miles. But from this perspective they don't look that far apart.

The fairly obvious application is that often times our perspective causes us to misjudge things--other people's motives, actions, etc. Even more damaging spiritually is our tendency to overvalue the things of this world and under value heaven. We must be in the Word so we keep our perspective clear.

Tol Burk

1 comment:

Gardner Hall said...

Nice lesson from a beautiful picture.