Article by Michael Goforth II
Have you ever thought about the fact that water is wet?
This may sound like a strange question, but think about it. How cool is it that water is wet? How about the fact that strawberries are sweet? Or that cotton is soft? Or that flowers smell fresh? We could go on, but my point is this, there are little wonders all around us to behold. We just need to open our eyes.
In Hebrews 11, the author lists off all of these men and women of faith, and then he gets to Moses. He starts to describe his decision to serve God and in verse 27 he says,
“By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.”
Notice that last phrase, “seeing him who is invisible.” How do you see someone who is invisible? Sounds somewhat paradoxical. But the answer is pretty simple: faith.
With the eyes of faith, Moses could see Him who is invisible, and so can we.
We can see God in His Word, and we can also see Him in His World. Again, we just have to open our eyes.
The problem is, what used to inspire awe and wonder can now be explained away with Google and a smartphone.
In this secular age, the beauty and mystery behind the forming of a snowflake can now be explained away as water droplets frozen onto particles of dust. The magic of a rainbow in the sky with all of its colors is now understood as the natural cause and effect relationship between light and water. And the miracle of new life is now described in cold terms like embryology and fertilization.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful for science and the advancement of technology. But we shouldn’t let it take away our childlike wonder at the world around us. Besides, science can’t explain everything. I like how Mike Cosper put this in his book, Recapturing the Wonder. He says,
“The accumulated body of scientific knowledge can tell us all about the canvas, oils, and minerals that combine to make a work of art, but they cannot tell us why it takes our breath away.”
So here’s my challenge for you: open your eyes. Every day, choose one item from God’s Word or His World and simply wonder.
Whether it’s a beautiful sunset, a savory steak, a promise from God’s Word, or moment with someone you love. Wonder. Let that awe-inspiring moment point you to the glory of your Creator.
With the eyes of faith, start seeing Him who is invisible.