Have you ever had your vision tested by a doctor? A thorough doctor will perform tests to determine if you are near sighted or far sighted, check the pressure in your eyes, and most will dilate your pupils so they can see inside of the eye. The test are important because our vision is important. We often need this examination in our spiritual lives.
Just how clearly are we seeing? For example, when you look at the picture in this post, what exactly do you see? Some people immediately notice the darkness. It is certainly okay to see the darkness because it is part of the picture, but it does become spiritually dangerous when it becomes all we can see. Each of us has sat in dark places in our spiritual walk, and we may have been overcome by darkness, but we have to be able to look farther than the darkness to see the bigger picture.
If you can see past the darkness you can the trees that form a background for the picture, and If you look past the trees your eyes may gaze toward the clouds which are being uniquely illuminated by the moonlight. Then of course there is the moon itself which I’m sure caught everyone’s eye. I am in awe at the beauty of the light of the moon. How the beams seem to be stretching from heaven to earth reminding me how God bridged the great gulf between Himself and all of mankind. What a great sight to behold, the darkness, the trees, the clouds, and the moon light. We would certainly say that our vision is pretty clear to be able to see all of this in one picture. But is it really?
Our vision is only really clear when we can not only see the creation, but see past all of that and see the Creator. He who spoke all things into existence, He who is King of kings and Lord of lords, He whose name is above all names, yes; He whose hands hold all things in place. It is He whom we shall seek after, and He alone shall we put our trust.
Even in His creation he shows His eternal Godhead.
Sometimes we have to look past what we can see, to be able to see what we can't see.
If we don’t see Him we have missed it all.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Pastor Todd McClain