At first glance it just looks like a rose wall paper. But if you look at it with a different perspective you will see a totally different picture.
The trick is to look beyond the picture. Change your focus.
Then when you see what is meant to be seen, the “aha!” moment is exhilarating.
How true is this in life. We have a certain perspective but most times God has a different perspective that He desires us to see.
Take the Jewish High Priest, Caiaphas. He prophesied about what Jesus would do for Israel and all the people. But He interpreted this one way when in fact God had a different perspective.
Actually, he did not say this of his own accord; rather, as he was High Priest that year, he was prophesying that Jesus was going to die for the Jewish people, and not only for them, but also to bring together into one body all the scattered people of God. John 11:51,52
Caiaphas thought that from this prophecy Jesus should die because He was leading the people astray. If the Jews followed Jesus, Caiaphas believed that the Romans would take away their place as Jewish leaders and their identity as a nation.
If we let him go on in this way, everyone will believe in him, and the Roman authorities will take action and destroy our Temple and our nation!” One of them, named Caiaphas, who was High Priest that year, said, “What fools you are! Don’t you realize that it is better for you to have one man die for the people, instead of having the whole nation destroyed?” John 11:48-50
Caiaphas was more interested in political expediency, not with guilt or innocence. He believed that one man, no matter how innocent, should perish rather than let the whole nation be put in jeopardy.
But as we now know, Jesus did die for the Jewish people, and not only for them, but also to bring together into one body all the scattered people of God.
For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. John 3:16
The picture above shows the true heart of God. Do you see it?