If you could pick any superpower, what would it be?
Super strength? Super speed? The ability to make technology work when it’s on the fritz? Something tells me the last one would make you the most popular hero.
Personally, I would pick flight and invisibility. What good is it to fly if everyone can see you? I would be rather disturbed if I saw a person cruising through the sky. You wouldn’t want to strike fear in the hearts of citizens (unless you’re a super-villain, in which case you should seek help).
But on a more serious note, there is a time when God calls us to “fix our eyes on…what is unseen” (II Corinthians 4:18 NIV). In other words, we need an X-ray vision of sorts, a “spiritual vision.”
When we’re struggling, tempted, or simply feeling down throughout our walk in life, God encourages us to “not lose heart…for our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (vs. 16-17).
This is why we need spiritual vision. What we observe now is merely temporary; what’s to come is eternal. There are times when we need to remember God’s great plans for us, which sometimes can be hard to see. Our vision can be strengthened through reading His Word, and clinging to His promises when we doubt.
Every follower of God should practice and hone their skills to see the unseen. Because one day, God, who is unseen, will become visible to all.
Copyright 2011 by Molly Anderson. Use by permission only.