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The right end of the telescope

By Dave Henning / April 9, 2012

The first century philosopher Epictetus (cited by John Ortberg in When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box) once stated: “This is our predicament.  Over and over again, we lose sight of what is important and what isn’t.”

On this glorious Easter Sunday, as we rejoice in Jesus’ ultimate victory over sin and death, God passes by, or reveals Himself, in a magnificent way.

When our grand celebration of Easter is over, when family and friends have gone their separate ways, God will continue to pass by- in a still, small voice; in a friend’s words of comfort; in the beauty of a spring or summer day, teeming with new life.

When we focus on God’s everyday blessings, as John Ortberg would say, we’ll be looking through the right end of the telescope.

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  • Avatar David L. says:

    It is around 10p.m. Easter evening, had a spiritually filled weekend that I wanted never to end. Sad that the day is through, but ever so thankful that as I think of the events during the course of this day, the conversations with family and friends, the time shared in preparing our meal and enjoying it together are but one of the ways that the Father shows His love to us. The sadness of His death pales in comparrison to the joys of triumphant life, of triumphant love, this my dear friends is what He is, and what we are. I look forward to tomorrow with all the hope that He has given us today! May you all be blessed as I have been this joyous season, and peace to all who read this.

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