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The Unseen

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:18

By nature, I like tangible things. Things that can be seen, touched, smelled, and heard make sense to me. Even though I may not understand how some of these things work, it gives me comfort to physically experience them. Looking back, the jobs I enjoyed the most manufactured products, banking and insurance, not so much. I'm guessing I'm not alone. Human nature likes tangible things; they just make sense.

As people of faith, we live in the earthly looking towards the heavenly. In the unseen, we willingly suspend our need for the tangible in accepting by faith. Letting go of our human nature can be challenging even for the most ardent Christian struggles with the mystery of God. We believe with our whole hearts the unseen and know it's true. We have personally experienced God's love, yet our human nature tries to draw us away in unbelief. We ask ourselves, "If it can't be seen, how can it be true?"

If we ask that question of ourselves, how much more do unbelievers doubt? As disciples of Christ, we need to understand this constant draw towards the seen. We need to tell others of the joy found in the unseen and the saving grace and redemption found in the mystery. There is no better way to do this than by sharing our testimonies and how the unseen God we worship has done incredible things in our lives. Each of us has marvelous stories of God's work in our lives. Let us boldly share the good news found in Jesus Christ with others.

Precious God of the unseen, we confess we sometimes struggle in our belief. We are inexplicably drawn to the temporal things of this world. Please help us to keep our eyes firmly focused on you. Let our hearts be continually open to your mystery and the eternal. Please help us share our testimonies with others so they may come to know you. In Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen.


Pastor Tim

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