|2 Corinthians 4:18 – “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”|
Today, visual images bombard us. Television and the internet provide a riptide of visual images portraying disease and death. It leaves your heartbreaking and numb.
Not seeing clearly would help. When you hear the name Rembrandt, you think of the 17th-century painter whose Dutch masterpieces are the best of his age. Reports say Rembrandt could not see what other painters saw. Suffered from an eye condition where one of his eyes pointed outward.
It left him with little depth perception. Yet, that lack of physical vision caused him to see a different perspective. He could take a 3-dimensional object and translate it clearly onto a 2-dimensional canvas. It made light dance off the surface.
It’s not what we see but what perspective we have. We must see beyond the physical.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18) Paul said, with the eye of faith, we see beyond the obvious to what God can do.
Today, take some time to look beyond our current crisis and focus on the farther horizon and see the eternal. Perhaps it will help you see more clearly today.
-Robert G. Taylor-