Faith Becoming Sight


We walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7, NASB


Christ return should fill every believer with expectancy, joy and worship.

~Billy Graham {Wisdom For Each Day, p.315}

The second coming came up in our Pastor’s conference last Monday and the older guys got excited. Young people are not as excited because they still have hope in this world but the older you get, the more that hope vanishes like a cloud of smoke. All the pagan nations that surrounded the Israelites made fun of them because they worshipped a God they could not see. Again and again, they taunted them with this question, “Where is this God of yours?” All the pagan gods were visible but the Hebrews worshipped a God you could not see or imagine. We are saved by the atoning blood of Christ and nothing else but to appropriate that atonement, we must repent and trust Christ. Obviously, I have never seen Jesus with my eyes. Jesus told Thomas the doubter, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing Me.” I am among those who believe although I have never made eye contact with Jesus. Peter said, Although you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory. Paul said, “We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”  He also said, “Now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.” Luke said, “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” It was by faith that Moses saw the invisible.

The second coming of Christ will change all of the above, “The Son of Man is coming on the clouds with great power and glory and every eye shall see Him.” {Rev. 1:7} Those who pierced and persecuted Him shall see Him. They will not only see Him, they will recognize His awesome greatest the moment they see Him. No one will have the strength or courage to stand up to Him, yea every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is LORD. No one will be taunting us by saying, “Where is this God of yours?” I don’t know about you but I and sick of this world making fun of my Savior. I am ready for the Father to vindicate the Son. Even so, come LORD Jesus!

Squire Parson wrote a song back in 1973 that became a huge hit. It was based on Isaiah 62:4 and is a reference the marital bliss of heaven {Christ and His church}. The second verse goes like this…I’m looking now, just across the river, To where my faith, shall end in sight. There’s just a few more days to labor and then I will take my heavenly flight.


The cancer list is greater than the names I mentioned yesterday. DBC has a prayer sheet that list many more but I did forget to mention my friend and neighbor David Orr who has colon cancer. David has an upcoming surgery and the surgeon is very optimistic, which is good. I have been behind all week and running late again today. Trying to get a few things done before Josie’s Cross Country met in Huntsville. I think it is supposed to be a beautiful day and I hope you enjoy it. I am assuming the stew turned out well. One of Danville’s best cooks complimented me so it must have been eatable.

Have a great day and thanks for reading the blog.


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