Dark · Faith · Light · Seeing

faith… certain of what we do not see…

Reminded afresh…
faith is being certain… of what we do not see…

Faith has to do with marrying Invisible and Visible. When we engage in an act of faith we give up control, we give up sensory (sight, hearing, etc.) confirmation of reality; we give up insisting on head-knowledge as our primary means of orientation in life.

—Eugene Peterson, The Jesus Way

These words… bring to mind my daughter’s art… depicting Scripture…

And I will lead the blind in a way they do not know,
in paths that they have not known I will guide them.
I will turn the darkness before them into light,
the rough places into level ground.
These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.
Isaiah 42:16 ESV

Hanging in the corner where I write… I look at it often…
a picture of those who are faithful…
those who know they can’t see what’s important…
those willing to follow… like Abraham
going… they know not where…
just because… He said so…

Have you accepted that you are blind…?
Have you chosen faith…? in Him…?

Father God… I confess… I am blind…
lead me in Your Way… turn my darkness to light…
the rough places into level ground…

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