Recently I had an experience that I haven't walked through in several years. Watching the scene unfold was watching a post be placed in my life. Milestone. Turning point. A day you always remember. I was in shock and filled with joy. To watch myself walk this road again, it was like a dream, only better.
I have spent many moments since pondering my last post. Years ago, when the previous post was driven into the ground, who was I then? Who am I now as I watch the new post settle into place? What have a learned these past few years? How have I grown? Am I more mature? More settled? More bold? If the panel had never existed, if there was post after post, what would I have missed? How has my view of God widened/deepened? Am I rooted? Was I rooted back then?
I agree with Pastor, we only get a few moments in life to look back and accurately see our journey. To have a mountain-top perspective on our lives is rare. But when it comes, as it did for me a few weeks ago, I want to be ready. I want a dazzling view. I want to see a more whole me. I want to see changes for good. I want to be assured that my work is worth it. I want to know that I am not the same today as I was yesterday.
I am grateful for a opportunity to be encouraged by this perspective and experience. I know they are both special and profound. I can only pray that when my next post comes, the view behind me will be just as stunning.