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Do You See What I See?

Thank you for joining me for Faith Connections Friday where we connect our walk of life to faith.

Our new home is in the country. Some mornings we look outside, and there is a fog so thick we can barely see across the way. As we drive a short distance through the fog, the fog clears, and the sun shines brightly.

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We all encounter clouds and storms that block the view of the sun. Just because our vision is limited temporarily does not mean the sun is not shining.

Thomas is an example of one who had to see to believe. After Jesus resurrected from the dead, Thomas refused to believe that Jesus was alive unless he personally saw Him and touched His wounds. Thomas had limited vision and could not yet see clearly. When he saw Jesus, Jesus told him that those who have not seen Him and believe are blessed. (John 20:24-29). Once Thomas encountered Jesus, his vision became clear.

So, how is your vision? Is it limited? Does something block your view of the Son? It may be clouds of discouragement or storms of adversity. In the midst of these events, we can easily become distracted from seeing Him. God’s Word promises that if we seek Him diligently, we will find Him. (Jeremiah 29:12-13; Matthew 7:7-12). He will clear the temporary fog, cloud, or storm in His perfect time and in His perfect way. We are encouraged by focusing our vision on Him.

Our Faith Connections Challenge: An old hymn that is a beautiful prayer is “Be Thou My Vision” (Selah’s rendition). Please read the Scripture passages mentioned, and pray the words to this poetic hymn.

Lord, I desire You to be my vision. Help me to focus on You as I go throughout my daily activities and challenges. May my focus be on You and not on the difficulty. In Your precious Name. Amen.

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