Looking Up not Down

In Hong Kong, I spent some considerable time inside a cable car. It took my fellow travellers and I up so high that we peered down at planes landing at the airport. Looking behind and downwards, my stomach turned. What if the cable snaps? What if a sudden gust sends us reeling? What if there’s a power cut? All these questions invaded my mind as I looked down and back. When I looked up and forward, however, I saw serene sky, trees, mountains, waterfalls and all manner of natural beauty.

Looking down and looking back is seldom good for us. As Christians, we should look up, to Christ. The radiance of His beauty and the splendour of His wisdom are enough to sustain us when we travel over choppy waters and jagged rocks. Anticipating the joys of heaven will help navigate the hazards of earth.

“Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert."