I’ve been thinking this week about what happens when we try to understand a situation or person without taking the totality of the Big Picture into consideration. If we’re not careful, we can be quick to prejudge or evaluate a circumstance based on a very limited understanding of the information available to us. It truly can be a “can’t see the forest for the trees” type situation. Or like looking at one puzzle piece out of 500 and thinking you can adequately experience the whole scene. Seems kind of ridiculous, doesn’t it?
If we’re honest, don’t we all want to know that we’re special? We want to know that there is something uniquely unique about our “me-ness” that we have to offer to the world – and to others. We want to know that if we weren’t here, life would be just a little bit different. Not necessarily better or worse (though hopefully worse without us) …but at least, different.
I think God made us that way.
He made us with something deep within us that desires to be known, desires to be recognized, desires to be understood.