What Filter Do You Use?
What filter do you look at the world through?
I used to view the world through something bad that happened to me when I was about 12 years old. I let that event color every other event, every job and every relationship I had.
Everyone does this. They look at the world through their own experience.
Someone may look at the world through the loss of a parent at a young age.
Another may look at it through the divorce they went through.
Someone else may look at the world through their sexual identity. There are no limits to what type of filter someone will use.
Jesus’ disciples did the same thing.
One viewed the world through being a tax collector.
Others saw the world as fishermen.
Others looked at the world as zealots looking for revolution.
Many of them looked at the world as Galileans.
Regardless, they looked at the world through their filter. They saw everything in a unique way.
Then they met Jesus. He chose them. They followed.
He looked at the world through a different filter.
Jesus looked at the world through the filter of His Father.
He looked at a world that needed love. A world that needed a love that could only be shown in death. A love that defeated death and sin. A love so powerful that the grave couldn’t hold it.
And they began to look at the world through Jesus. They began to see the world His way, through His life, and His truth.
Jesus became their filter.
Their world never looked the same.
What filter are you looking at the world through?