It’s quite obvious that I’ve been neglecting my blog lately. I honestly hate it, but with the recent life changes I’ve had, I’m struggling to find a new rhythm with everything. I think it’s getting better, and I can certainly see my heart changing about a lot of stuff. I’ve been learning a LOT and have much I want to blog about, and I will… soon. In the meantime, today’s post is very short, but it’s something that I haven’t been able to escape lately.
Last Saturday, Cross Point once again organized over a thousand volunteers and mobilized them to hit the flooded communities of Nashville to serve and be the hands of feet of Christ in our city. The pic above was taken by my friend Kenny in the Ashland City area, which was terribly devastated by the flooding. I haven’t been able to get this image out of my head all week, along with 2 Corinthians 4:18…
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (NIV)
The Message translation says: There’s far more here than meets the eye.
Not only is this a timely reminder in the context of the flooding here in Nashville, as the temptation to focus on the loss of material things is so great, but also in each of our lives in general. I know I can often be guilty of becoming so fixated on what I can see that I sometimes miss the greater story and the invisible, often intangible work God is doing. It’s easier to look at what’s in front of me than trust in what God is doing inside me.
The great paradoxical challenge of the faith life is this: keep your eyes on what you can’t see.
So… Eye Check. What is your vision fixed on?