Changing our Point of View Pentecost 3, 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17, Mark 4:26-34 For anyone in Christ a new creation calls in love that urges change: to walk by faith not sight, to live not for ourselves but with the risen Christ, to lift our blinkered gaze from human points of view. The old has passed away: the world no longer spins on axis of myself, my efforts and my worth, priorities and goals, achievements and control. The Lord looks on the heart; our preconceptions fail. So Jesse’s older sons were not anointed ones. Appearance, stature, age did not determine choice. The youngest shepherd boy would be the future king, endowed with Spirit power though shadows lurked within. For God can choose a child, or be a homeless babe. The smallest seed grows high so birds can nest in shade. We can’t control or know how earth will bring to bear the harvest that’s a gift to reap with thankful prayer.