Date: October 13, 2013 8:42 PM
Topic: +DEV+ See What Is Not Seen
See What Is Not Seen
"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:18)
Scripture Focus: 2 Corinthians 4:1-18
Before his death, Jesus introduced Himself to the world through His deeds and words, the stories of which we can now read in the New Testament. But He also revealed His character through His Spirit, by breathing on His followers-filling up their lungs, beating in their hearts - to accomplish His ministry, just as He wants to do with us today.
Those forty days when Christ walked the earth after His death remind us that we, too, can meet the Man who likewise breathes on us so that He can send us out. We, too, can receive the eternal perspective that motivated the early church so that we can endure any trial with an equal sense of joy and trust.
We are the ones about whom Christ told Thomas, "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe." Though we're not literal eyewitnesses, we are nonetheless witnesses to Christ's new body throughout history. Let us fix our eyes on Him, then, and on the eternal gift of life with Him, as we gather with one another regularly in worship, changed in His presence.
Insight: He lives, indeed, among us, and by His resurrection we are formed.
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