Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Inspiration Station For All In Need This Morning
“The Bigger picture” Author : Pam Kidd
My friend Denver robbed a bank. It was a long time ago, and he was depressed and desperate and felt he had nowhere to turn so he walked into a bank and said, “Give me your money. He was caught and went to prison. When he got out of prison, he began to make amends. When I first met him, he had a great job, owned his own home, was happily married , was customer of the bank he once robbed and was working diligently for the right of former offenders who were trying to make better lives.
Then Denver went a step further. He decided to run for a seat on the city council. I watched the newscasts with trepidation. There was Denver, telling his story honestly, making responsibility, making no excuses. ” I am running for Council because I want to serve the people of my community, ” he said. “Denver” I texted him. I saw the interview. It’s difficult to be objective because I can only see your goodness. I pray that others will see what I see.”
The next day Denver texted me back: “I’ve heard from many people, former offenders and others who just wanted me to know that they were touched by the interview. They say my story encouraged them. There’s always a bigger picture, Pam.” A bigger picture , indeed. Here’ the bigger picture of my friend Denver; the picture our heavenly Father sees.
He made a serious mistake. He paid his debt and then kept giving.
Wouldn’t it be something, if we all saw each other the way God sees Denver-the way God sees us?