From a Distance

This is a Watercooler Wednesday post.

Life can be an exhilarating, confusing and sometimes debilitating kaleidescope of images and colors.

I remember when a girl in high school told me that God had told her to break up with me. It was devastating, especially since God had said nothing to me and my name came first alphabetically. Since then, I have thanked God that he allowed His name to be used (in vain) for this person to dump me.

In the midst of both tragic and happy events we can be left clueless as to what purpose they serve in the context of the larger view of our life. Our swirling emotions and reactions feel like chaos.

Often it is only the perspective of distance (time) that brings those events into focus and makes some sense out of them.


Unique street artist Julian Beever demonstrates that what can appear as a mixture of confusing colors and textures snaps into clear focus from the perspective a distance.

You may have seen his work before. If you haven’t, click here and look at all his work. It’s amazing and pure fun. It also demonstrates that time and distance can give you a new perspective.

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  1. Great post! I agree that time is the best friend truth ever had. I love the sidewalk art. It was so good to hear you speak at re:create a few months ago. It was truly one of the highlights of the conference for me. I’m adding you to my blog roll.

  2. I’m slowly but surely learning that EVERYTHING is for God’s glory – trials, celebrations, challenges, the unknown – He intends for all to bring glory to Himself and for His name to be glorified, magnified, and exalted both in heaven and on earth!! By the way, I’ve been enjoying your watercooler posts – still wondering if the elephant painting the picture was real or not…

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