Look Around

One of the troubling things about faith is just that.  It’s faith.  It’s something you can’t explain, you can’t really even make sense of, it’s something that you just have to believe.

But here’s the deal.  When you believe it, when you take that leap of faith, when you jump, this amazing thing happens.

When you jump, you see.  Faith is something that can’t necessarily be reasoned.  And believe me, I enjoy reasoning faith.  Mere Christianity by CS Lewis, The Reason for God by Tim Keller, and God: The Evidence by Patrick Glynn are books that have really helped me think through my faith and better explain my faith to folks that don’t believe.

But even with all this, here’s the thing.  We’ve still got to take that leap.  We’ve got to have that childlike abandonment and just jump.

When we do that though, you know what happens?  When you take that leap of faith, when you jump, when you leap into the arms of Jesus, you see!  Our eyes are fully formed by our faith.  Listen to what it says today in Psalm 19:1-4:

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.

starstreeWe are reminded.  Look around.  But don’t look with your eyes.  Look with your faith.  God is everywhere.  The heavens are telling the glory of God.  He’s everywhere.  We just have to look.

Today, look around.  We get so busy.  Our schedules take over our lives.  We go and move and act and everything; so much is going on.  We get so busy that we aren’t able to see sometimes.

Today, look around.  You won’t have to look far.  You can look to the heavens.  Look in the eyes of a child.  See someone helping someone less fortunate.  Hear the good news of someone coming to know Jesus Christ.  Sharing a cup of coffee with a  friend.

His glory is there.  It is.  It is everywhere.  We just have to look around through the eyes of faith.  And when we do that, we will see God everywhere.

Today, look around.

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