The Bigger Picture
“We need to keep an eye on the other human experiences to give ourselves the fullness and breadth of our own humanity. Our humanity is served back to us through the eyes of those who have diminished us. And they serve back to us a view of ourselves that is incomplete. If we don’t look to the bigger picture, our view will narrow to that which is constantly fed to us.” 
Sidney Poitier (1927 – 2022) Bahamian American actor, film director and diplomat

The ‘bigger picture’ is that we are created by God and made for His pleasure. We are valuable and precious to Him. He smiles upon us, and He adores us. His spirit lives within us. The essence of our humanity is rich, full, and ours to live. God gave it to us. He expects us to claim it and enjoy it! Let’s focus on how God says we can live. Look up, and look around! There’s nothing small about what He has given us. Let’s take God at His Word, and live the fullness of life He says is ours. No one else can have it except that we give it away. Don’t give away what Jesus gave His whole life for you to have. Live the ‘bigger picture’. James 1:16-18 (NLT) So, don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.