September 2, 2008 by ian vincent
Artists and designers often need to step back from whatever they’re working on in fine detail and get an overall perspective of their work, and then proceed on with their fine work. This is a continual process for any painter, sculptor, architect or whatever; the alternating between focusing in on the detail and then zooming out for the wide-shot and perspective view. BOTH views are essential: the focusing and the taking in of the whole to get the big picture, and therefore the true perspective of each fine detail and part, and their relationship to the whole.
This is also true in the Kingdom of God, and in the life of Jesus’ disciples.
Christians should have both, the focus in the finest detail of their personal life and fellowship with Christ Jesus, and simultaneously appreciate that they are not the center of the universe, and to not have their head in the sand as to what is going on around them, and to what is affecting the Body of Christ.