The God No One Can See
In my Bible reading this morning I read this verse from Hebrews chapter 11---a verse I've read over many times in my life, but this morning... I was struck by it like never before.
I have placed in bold the part of the verse that hit me like a sledgehammer today:
"It was by faith that Moses left Egypt and was not afraid of the king's anger. Moses continued strong as if he could see the God that no one can see."
What an amazing description of a life of faith!
The writer of Hebrews declares that Moses carried himself with the kind of faith and confidence that made it seem as though he was seeing the Unseeable, knowing the Unknowable, walking into a hope-filled future toward a loving Redeemer who was already there making a place for him.
I have to ask myself today: Do I live my life like that? Do I continue strong as if I could see the God that no one can see? Can others see this confidence in me and take inspiration from it?
It's an excellent question, isn't it?
Perhaps, the reason why Moses was able to live with such faith and confidence was because he could see God at work all around him. His eyes had been opened to a new reality, and he realized that the Unseeable was present and active in ways that he had never imagined.
What would it look like if you decided to with that kind of confidence in God? How would it change the way you live your life? Less worry? Less fear? More peace, perhaps?
Open your eyes today to the reality of our ever-present God. Look for the Divine in every moment... in the world around you... in your comings and goings, and in all that you do or say. Look for the Unknowable in the faces of those you meet, and realize that knowing God begins with first knowing others.
And may the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you now and always. Amen.
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