Not Easily Seen

It’s not easily seen. In fact, it is never really seen. If we look closely we might see brief reminders or hints of its existence yet its physical presence remains elusive.

Wouldn’t you agree that this is true of what is most important in your life. We’re so easily entrapped into elevating the importance of physical objects that we can view and touch, perhaps because they scream for our attention simply by their physical presence. If you and I were to write the top three or four things that are important to us, I bet the amount of visible objects we list would be minimal. For instance, I wouldn’t write that my wife is important to me rather I would write the love that my wife and I share is important. Without love, my wife would just be an amazing woman who I know- the unseen love we share is what makes her important to me. The kiss that my wife gives me each day is a subtle reminder or brief hint of our love.

The same is true of my belief in God, whom I’ve never seen. At this moment, I do not see Him but I have an overwhelming sense that I am surrounded with His presence. Jesus even said to Thomas, “Happy are those who don’t see and yet believe” (John 20:29 CEB).

Today, what is most important to you? Is it physical in presence or is it unseen? How would your world be different without them?

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