Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I Hope

Wouldn’t it be great if we could actually PhotoShop life? Just imagine being able to cover up all the blemishes that show up. You could actually take out individuals or objects that you do not want to see. A sky that looked to be plain and dreary can be replaced with a beautiful blue that warms even the coldest hearts.

If only. . .

Battery Park
(New York, NY)
It is an obvious point, but what we see in our eye line cannot be changed by human efforts. There is not some magical PhotoShop app that we can download to change what is going on around us. 
For this reason:
* We doubt.
* We hurt.
* We are confused.

Notice that none of this can be changed by human efforts. We do our best to cover the blemishes so that no one can see the ugly. We fake a smile in order for others to think that the sky is always blue in our world. Yet with every button we push, the picture gets more and more disfigured.

There is a scripture that most of us could quote, but have the most difficult time downloading. The download is difficult because it takes so much more than just pushing a button.
II Corinthians 5:6-7:
6 We are sure of this. We know that while we are at home in this body we are not with the Lord. 7 Our life is lived by faith. We do not live by what we see in front of us. (NLT) 

How is it possible to not live by what we see right in front of us? The only way is to live life by faith. Faith is defined in Hebrews as the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things you cannot see. It is a choice to hope…it is a constant search for gathering evidence of His hand at work in your world.

Central Park West
(New York, NY)
Choosing to live in this kind of place, you make the decision to let go of the controls. It lets the Master know, You decide how the picture looks. If you need my imperfections to be seen by others, You know what is best. If my skies need to be gray in order for me to mature, You have charge over my days. I cannot see it…but You can.

So, I hope…

1 comment:

  1. Incredible. Good thing we're in the hands of Someone Who truly wants the best for us. Awesome blog post... {as always}. ;)