For we live by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV

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Not By Sight

On her first trip across Canada in 1890, Lady Aberdeen, wife of Canada’s Governor General, wrote this about her first sight of settlers on Canada’s prairies: “May heaven preserve us from ever being fated to banishment to the far-famed wheatlands of Manitoba! Oh, the inexpressible dreariness of these everlasting prairies! Wooden shanties, most of the size we would put up for a keeper’s shelter at home, but here inhabited by farmers owning some hundreds of acres and some half-dozen children…”

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Wendy and I recently visited Helen Keller’s homestead in Tuscumbia Alabama. What was accomplished by this amazing woman and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, was nothing short of miraculous. They opened up the door to so many opportunities for those who are blind and deaf. We so often take our senses for granted. Most of us are used to being able to see, and we seldom think about what life would be like to be blind. The Bible speaks about sight in an interesting way in 2 Corinthians 5:7: “For we live by faith, not by sight.” Once again, the principles of the Kingdom of God are so different from the principles that mark the world. Followers of Christ are people of faith, and we live our lives daily trusting God for everything. Non-believers often accuse us Christians of blind faith. Nothing could be farther from the truth. God has given us His Word which is backed up by historians and archaeologists. Our faith is logical. But it is still faith – one day we will see Jesus face to face and there will no longer be any need to live by faith. In the meantime, we live daily by faith in Jesus Christ.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley