As the years go by,
I find I enjoy more and more
getting to see the big picture from beginning to end,
from top to bottom, and from side to side.
Why is that? Is it because hidden things can be scary?
Or maybe it's because I like to see how things began…
… what happened along the way,
delights enhancing the mundane…
and souvenirs of adventure.
Unusual features can lead
the imagination to soar
and markers of trust in God are always inspiring.
At the end of the picture
there are always lessons to be learned,
and if we are wise,
we will apply what we have seen
so we may avoid some of the pitfalls
that have caught others before us.