The old expression “can’t see the forest for the trees” is well-used for a very good reason. Essentially, the phrase means that we can become so focused on one or two details that we can miss the larger reality. Even with something as obvious as trees and a forest, we can easily become too absorbed with small things in life to the point of missing much, much Forest for the treesmore. Some events, circumstances, or issues in our lives can seem so important or powerful at the moment that they easily take our focus, energy, and attention away from other pieces of our life that are just as – if not more – important. When we become this narrowly focused (or obsessed), our emotions and attitude become governed by our own limited perspective; our life is then defined by whatever has grabbed our attention. Regardless of who we are, if we want to maintain a healthy sense of balance and perspective in our lives, we have to periodically remind ourselves to step back and see the big picture.

This Sunday at Liberty Hill that is precisely what I hope to do. We will take a biblical perspective toward the moments and issues of our lives, and see that although every moment in life is important, the sum is greater than the parts. Join us at 10:30 AM to be a part of our worship service and take steps to appreciate the big picture of following God!

Grace Received,

Pastor Joe Payne