"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” 2 Corinthians 4:18

One of my favourite jokes appears in the TV comedy "Father Ted”. Ted holds a small toy cow in his hand and explains to his confused friend Dougal, that "this is small", before pointing out the window at a field of cows in the distance and stating “those are far away". Dougal shakes his head in confusion as he sees no difference in size.  Cue laughter.

Perspective can radically change how we see the world and any particular situation. In the middle of a crisis, our limited perspective can magnify the problem. But God sees the complete picture and teaches us not to just see life through our physical eyes, but through the words of Jesus which are "spirit and truth". Our problems in this world are but for a moment in the light of eternity.

Our Father has blessed us with every spiritual blessing already! He has saved us, he has healed us, we belong to Him and we will live forever in His presence! As the old hymn says "the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.” When we turn our eyes to Jesus and trust in His words, the cares of this life will seem small beside the power and glory of our God.