Through the Eyes of Faith
by Noah Hefley
December 07, 2019
In recent days our thoughts have turned to Christmas—and that is a good thing. Here’s why: The whole Christmas narrative shouts out faith to us. Further, it challenges us to a deeper faith. That is an important thing because life can be challenging and, at times, threatening. We probably need a deeper faith.
As believers, we come to realize in time that we are not immune to tragedies nor exempt from adversities. But that’s okay. The reason for this is because our faith gives us a special way of seeing—a perspective that is to our definite advantage. Faith enables us to have insight, not just sight. Through the prism of faith we have insight that behind the visible world stands the invisible world (Hebrews 11:3). Behind the activities and movements of human-kind are the activities and movements of our Heavenly Father. Behind the disappointments of this life are the appointments of our God. This insight makes all the difference in the world. By faith, we are able to sense the omnipotent hand of God at work in ways that cannot be seen. That gives us confidence. And we are able to say with Paul, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).
Therefore, faith is supremely valuable. By it we seek salvation at Calvary and we sense the hand of God in adversity. These things and even more are done by faith. That is why we so highly value our faith and seek to grow in it. May we trust Him more!
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