Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"Seen And Unseen"

"While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18

If ever there was a time when we need to be keeping our "eyes" focused on the eternal it's now. There is so much happening in the world around us- literally in the "whole" world around us. Things don't "look" very promising. Things don't "look" very encouraging. Things don't "look" very hopefully. Actually, things "look" pretty bad. But we must remember that these things are temporal- they are temporary. Just like life- it's here today and gone tomorrow; just like a vapor that's here one minute and gone the next; just like the grass of the field- it's here then it withers away.

It's the things that are "not" seen that are not only eternal- will last forever- but are the real thing. The promises of God, His word, heaven- they are real and they are eternal. These are the places we must keep "looking" at and "looking" too. What we see here is not all there is or all it is to it. "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." (2 Cor. 2:9)

"But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city." (Hebrews 11:16) There is more that awaits you, child of God. There is a better "country". There is a place that is not affected by these temporal things and events. There is a place where God sits on the throne. There is a place of eternal rest, peace and joy. There is a place around a banqueting table with the King of kings that is prepared for you. Though we don't see them now, except through the eyes of faith, they are very real, they are eternal and they await you. Don't lose sight of them because you are looking so intently at the things which are seen.

Have a great day. Stare at the unseen and only glance at the things that are seen.

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