I’ve had an oil painting for almost thirty years and then felt the prompting to study the picture, to find something I hadn’t noticed before.
I looked and looked, but didn’t see anything new, but then at the base of the mountains I observed a river. Honestly, I can’t remember paying attention to that detail. I think I’ve always thought it as snow from the mountains. But now, I see a strip of light blue that looks iridescent, it pulses and almost appears an after-thought by the painter because it stands out so much. The river was there all along, but I didn’t “see” the river.
Now I see with eyes wide-open. I see what had been unnoticed. And I realize in God’s economy, in God’s amazing reality, it’s about seeing the unseen through the eyes of The One who sees all. It’s about looking beyond the possible to see the impossible. It’s about opening our eyes wider to the see the grandness of our Great God.
I want to see beyond earthly vision, but I have to be open to look, watch, study, and acknowledge what the Lord has done and is doing. All around us, every day, every moment, God is working. God’s hand-prints are all over creation, He paints His love in the sunrise and the sunsets, in the gentle breeze, and in the flowers of the field. Every heartbeat signals God’s continued purpose for our lives.
Let’s look beyond the ordinary. Let’s see the unseen with eyes wide-open to what is beyond earthly vision.
Open my eyes, Lord. Open my eyes to notice how You are working. Open my eyes to view life from Your perspective. Oh how I want to see beyond what I expect to see. I want to see beyond the everyday usual to find the amazing unseen. Open my eyes to see the unseen!
“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 (NIV)
“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” ~ Ephesians 3:20-21 (NASB)