From the Throne to the Manger
Dec 17 – Dec 25
What Our Eyes Cannot See
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 12/24/20
Jesus came to open our spiritual eyes. When we walk by faith and not by sight, we’ll have the strength to weather any storm.
Read 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.
Recently, I had a conversation with my neighbor who is not doing well physically. I asked him, “How are you?” and he answered, “Well, I’m just trying to prolong my life—one day at a time.”
I wanted to weep for him because I have already shared Christ with him, and he has not responded. He is just barely scraping by, living without real hope. I pray regularly that God opens his spiritual eyes.
Each day, we must trust in realities that are unseen—looking not to our bank accounts or our health or our earthly relationships for assurance, but fixing our eyes on Jesus and remembering who we are in Him. Only by trusting in Christ can we have the hope, peace, and joy we need to face whatever this broken world throws our way. Only by trusting in Christ can we have peace knowing that our present troubles are truly “light and momentary” compared to the eternal glory that awaits us (2 Corinthians 4:17).
Are you trusting in the seen or in the unseen? Our lives are not measured by the physical, but by faith. Only those who understand this can live with joy, whether they have little or much, sorrow or happiness, sickness or health, rejection or acceptance, hatred or love.
Prayer: Father, help me trust in You. You are sovereign; You are good; You are love. Thank You for giving me peace, hope, and joy in Jesus Christ. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).