Sunday, August 6, 2017

Not By Sight

For we walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Jesus said to him, “ Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:30)

Yes, the Lord has clothed Himself in mystery and invisibility, He has hidden Himself from the learned and the wise, and the most intelligent are overwhelmed at even the prospect of comprehending Him or His ways. He has chosen simplicity and humility over haughtiness and pride. He is meek and lowly, and we must come as children or He will not receive us. Therefore the world and it obsession with itself and its pleasures will never enjoy the fellowship available to those who hear and believe; those who embrace the profound and indispensable joy of faith.

No effort to discredit the resurrection (and there have been many a furious effort) has succeeded in dampening the fervor of the faithful, even those of us who have not seen, yet believed. We are that people, a holy nation whom the Lord has drawn by His Spirit, and we stand out as bright and shining stars against a backdrop of unbelief and darkness in the world. We have not seen Jesus face to face, but we know we will. So, we serve Him who we cannot see as though we do. While today we see as in a mirror in a poorly-lit room, one day we will see Him face to face. This we know, because we have received the testimony of the fathers of our faith and the scriptures. By that faith we stand, we believe, and one day we'll see. Amen.

Let's Pray - Dear Lord, thank You for the faith given to me by the Holy Spirit. I see You clearly with the eyes of faith, and I will follow You wherever You lead. In Jesus, amen.

1 comment:

  1. Only by the faith given to me by the Holy Spirit am I able to follow the Father in Jesus Name. I am glad the Father has NOT left me to be in darkness. Jesus your light unto me is such a gift. where would I be without you? I don't want to imagine. Forever keep me in your everlasting way.