Words from the Heart for Monday March 15th, 2021
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)
What is Unseen
The pandemic has reminded the world that there are still limitations in science and technology. The world, along with human life, changed as we know it due to this global pandemic. COVID-19 has caused the loss of human life, a shrinking world economy, massive job losses and social and physical isolation. An unseen epidemic is on the rise at the same time. Mental health is already an issue for Canadians. Mental health issues affect 6.7 million Canadians in any given year.
Some of the most glorious sights I have ever experienced are at the end of a long and challenging hike. It isn’t easy getting to the top of a mountain, but once you arrive you soon forget about the challenge of the climb. There is a sense that as followers of Jesus, all of life is the hike. We can’t see the vista yet, but one day we will, and we will soon forget about the challenges we faced getting to the final destination. This is the point that Paul was making when he wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:18: “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” How often, as we have faced the challenges of walking with Jesus have we often been reminded to keep our eyes on the end goal – to fix our eyes on what is unseen. It’s not easy being a citizen of a Kingdom that we have not seen. But we are called to do so, and as we keep the eyes of our faith firmly focused on Jesus, we will live victoriously in this world.
These have been words from the heart.