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Update from St. Lukes Church
Through Heaven's Eyes

by Jacob Kauranen | March 17, 2023 9:56 PM

This week is one I will never forget. I loved spending time and working with all of you. I wish I had more time with each and every one of you, I feel like I only scratched the surface of getting to know you guys. I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the opportunity to lead you this week. I hope you take something you learned or grew from this week and help someone in Oklahoma with it. If I am ever around OKC I will definitely take the opportunity to visit you guys at St. Luke's. If you guys are in Michigan you are always welcome to visit me as well.

Many of us gained a valuable perspective this week. Often we build our perspective around our home communities, but visiting other places gives us a fresh perspective that we often need. Ultimately, the perspective we need to have is not a worldly one, but a heavenly one. The song Through Heaven's Eyes by Brian Stokes Mitchell has some great lyrics about looking at life through a heavenly perspective. I will leave you with those.

A single thread in a tapestry

Though its color brightly shines

Can never see its purpose

In the pattern of the grand design

And the stone that sits on the very top

Of the mountains mighty face

Does it think it's more important

Than the stones that form the base?

So how can you see what your life is worth

Or where your value lies?

You can never see through the eyes of man

You must look at your life

Look at your life through heaven's eyes

A lake of gold in the desert sand

Is less than a cool fresh spring

And to one lost sheep, a shepherd boy

Is greater than the richest king

If a man loses everything he owns

Has he truly lost his worth?

Or is it the beginning

Of a new and brighter birth?

So how do you measure the worth of a man

In wealth or strength or size?

In how much he gained or how much he gave?

The answer will come

The answer will come to him who tries

To look at his life through heaven's eyes

And that's why we share all we have with you

Though there's little to be found

When all you've got is nothing

There's a lot to go around

No life can escape being blown about

By the winds of change and chance

And though you never know all the steps

You must learn to join the dance

You must learn to join the dance

So how do you judge what a man is worth

By what he builds or buys?

You can never see with your eyes on earth

Look through heaven's eyes

Look at your life

Look at your life

Look at your life through heaven's eyes

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