We’ve all heard the half empty, half full discussion. I’ll be honest. I have to force myself to perceive the glass as half full much of the time. My normal inclination is to see the dreary side of things. I guess that’s my old melancholy nature I inherited.
But I’ve received an inheritance much more important than the genes of my ancestors. 1Peter1:3-4 say: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you.” As Christians, we now look forward to a family heritage in the eternal city of God.
It’s easy to see the glass half full with this perspective. Sure, life has disappointments, pain, and hardship, the half empty glass. But look what’s in store for us in the future. I fix my eyes on the half full glass of the present and praise my God for his blessings. My day is filled with joy when I’m able to see life in this manner.
Once when we were RVing, I looked out the window. I saw the perfect example. The first picture was in the foreground—an ugly tool shed. But beyond I saw a grassy knoll.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith,” and we’ll never see the glass half empty again.
Dear Lord, help us to fix our eyes on things above and not the things of this world. The world will pass away but You are with us for all eternity. Please give us this heavenly perspective. Amen.