by Heather Tietz
Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Sometime in the mid-1500s, the basic microscope was invented.
It opened up a more detailed view of reality, but the picture was still vague. Then in 1665, Robert Hooke figured out how to adjust the height and angle of the basic microscope and add light.
When he did, he saw something no one else had seen before: cells. Robert Hooke transformed scientists’ view of the world. In doing so he gave us all a new perspective on life.
The invention of the microscope changed the perspective of science too. Beneath everything visible, scientists found tiny particles governed by their own rules, moving, changing, growing and affecting the visible world.
Like scientists peering through a microscope, God’s perspective is much different than our own. He sees our lives, our problems, and our needs in the fullest, clearest sense. He wants us to be able to see our world the way He does.
While others are stuck outside the figurative microscope, seeing things on the surface, God calls those who love Him to look closer. That closer perspective gives us a greater understanding of others and with that, a greater love and a greater peace.
Renewing our mind is renewing our perspective, and that changes everything.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Please renew my mind each morning.
Help me to see the events of my day, the people I encounter, from Your grand perspective.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.