Getting a Different Perspective From the Barn Roof

From the Wonderful World of Twitter the other day:

If you are wondering, I had climbed up on the barn roof to try to stop a few leaks that had developed over time. Knowing the people that built the barn (that would be us), I don’t always want to put all of my weight in one spot, so I usually end up crawling around to distribute my weight just a bit more. But so far, it has always turned out okay. Although we haven’t had any rain since then to see if the leaks are stopped.

Anyway, whenever I am up on the roof like that, I am always interested to see how different things look from up there. I usually look up at the horses if I am next to them, because their heads are higher than mine, so it was pretty cool to be looking down on them like this. And I also got a slightly different view of our house, as well as of the woods behind the barn. I was glad I took my phone with me to get some quick photos.

So sometimes, when things start looking the same to you, maybe it is best to get a different perspective, and that might change your outlook a bit. I’m sure there is a message in there somewhere, perhaps even a good message for the first of the new year.

A new perspective can come at any time, but people start looking for new things at the start of a new year. And you don’t necessarily have to climb up on a roof to get a new perspective. Sometimes that new perspective can come from just deciding to do things differently, or making a fresh start. Or trying something that you haven’t done before.

And if you do go up on the roof for a new perspective, just make sure you don’t quickly end up with a new perspective of the ground. Safety first!

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” - Revelation 21:5

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