But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.
My oldest son, Reagan, has just gotten tall enough to sit in the front seat. Oh yes, it’s a big deal! Out of the blue he will read me every street sign and point out everything he sees. At first I wondered why he was doing this and then I realized the world from the front seat is new to him. I had forgotten that the view from the back seat of a minivan is pretty obstructed. Come to think of it, it’s sometimes even nauseating. Now, from the front, he can see so much more than he ever has before. He can see where we are going! He has a fresh, new view of things.
In a sense, that’s what the Holy Spirit does for us when we read God’s Word. He opens up a whole new world. Things we just got a glimpse of before, now become more vibrant and clear. He enables us to truly know God and His thoughts through His Word. We can see where we are going!
When we trust in Jesus as our Savior, He promises the Holy Spirit will come and live in our hearts. It’s like getting to ride in the front seat. We didn’t see it all before, but as a follower of Christ everything looks bigger and brighter and more exciting on this journey called life. Now God’s Word takes on new meaning, because with the Spirit’s help, it begins to make sense to us.
Of course, we will always be learning and growing as we walk with Christ in faith. Just as my son will mispronounce a street name that he is reading, we will still have our struggles to understand all that God’s Word holds for us (and probably mispronounce some of the names we find in it, too). But, as we continue to read God’s Word our vision will become clearer, our direction will be more defined as the Holy Spirit speaks truth into our lives.
Jesus has invited you to ride in the front seat with Him. If you haven’t already, repent of your doubts, sins and unbelief and trust Him as your Savior. Then, open your Bible and see what a beautiful view lies before you as you travel down life’s narrow road.
“Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror,
but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I
know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything
completely, just as God now knows me completely.”
1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT
Looking forward to that day when our faith is made sight ….
His servant and yours,
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