Week 25 Seeing is Believing
I love sunlight.
And although children like to represent sunshine with the color yellow, I know that’s not what I actually see. In actuality I cannot even see sunlight, but I can see the vibrant results of its presence.
With the correct tool, I can indeed see the actual makeup of light. A simple glass prism helps my eyes see what I cannot by myself. As light passes through a prism it breaks up into its component parts and comes out the other side as all the colors of a rainbow.
I love what sunlight does for my vision, but what I can’t see with my natural eyes is even more stunning.
In the same manner, the Holy Spirit of wisdom and revelation allows me to better see my Heavenly Father, His riches in me, His power and Hope. Paul thought these were important enough that he prayed that we would have spiritual eyes wide open to see them.
And so I pray that the glorious Father may give us all the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that we may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of our hearts may be enlightened in order that we may know the hope to which He has called us, the riches of his glorious inheritance in us, His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead and seated him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. Ephesians 1:17-21 NIV