Forest for Trees
I’m rereading Paul’s second letter to the believers in Corinth because there is something that should be plainly seen.
“Now that the worst is over, we’re pleased we can report that we’ve come out of this with conscience and faith intact, and can face the world—and even more importantly, face you with our heads held high. But it wasn’t by any fancy footwork on our part. It was God who kept us focused on him, uncompromised. Don’t try to read between the lines or look for hidden meanings in this letter. We’re writing plain, unembellished truth, hoping that you’ll now see the whole picture as well as you’ve seen some of the details. We want you to be as proud of us as we are of you when we stand together before our Master Jesus.”
2 Corinthians 1:12-14 MSG
We tend to look at the details, but miss the whole picture. In other words, we miss the forest for the trees. In future posts, I’ll start to share what the forest looks like above all the trees.