In 1930, Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane.
OK, this is a stretch, but imagine you’re Ollie, the first cow to fly in an airplane. You’ve returned to earth and are back in the herd, trying to explain your experience to the other cows—Daisy, Bessie, Mookie . . . the whole gang. All they’ve ever known is the farm, the barn, and the field. And every day’s schedule looks the same: get up, give milk, eat grass, return to the barn. But you’ve traveled much farther and have seen much more. How would the other cows respond?
Until your trip, you were just like them. But your point of view changed, and you saw things you never imagined—treetops, homes, cars, highways, and land to the horizon. Your life will never be the same.
That silly story is close to what humans experience. We spend our lives on this planet. Some people never travel out of the country in which they are born, and some people don’t even leave their hometowns! But God is much bigger than our world—and far beyond. He sees all the people of the world all the time. He also sees everything beyond our tiny planet, throughout the universe. So when He tells us about life, the future, how to live, or anything else, we ought to listen carefully. We should try to see life from His point of view.
God says, for example, that this life is not everything. He offers eternal life in Heaven with Him, if we have given our lives to Jesus. He says that we can trust Him for the future. And God tells us about all of this in His Word, the Bible.
So try to see life from God’s point of view, and trust Him in everything. God always provides.
This devotion is adapted from the book 365 Trivia Twist Devotions by Betsy Schmitt and David Veerman, published by Standard Publishing.