Andrea O Smith
Can You See the Son-Light?
"Look at that rainbow!" I blurted to my son sitting in the passenger's seat next to me. "It looks like a rainbow orb. That is so cool!"
"I don't see it," he responded as he searched the sky ahead where I was pointing.
"How can you not see it? It is right in front of us. It looks like a big circle. It's wild! I don't think I've seen one like that before." I pleaded with him to locate this gorgeous anomaly.
Disappointed, he replied that he just could not find what I was explaining. I took my sunglasses down and realized that the rainbow had disappeared. 'Huh? How can that be,' I thought to myself. I raised the glasses and lowered them a couple of times. He was right, the rainbow was invisible without the polarized sunglasses. I handed him the sunnies so he could enjoy this natural beauty. He was amazed and we laughed about how I could see something and was adamant that it was there. He thought I was crazy!
Isn't that how faith is sometimes? Some of us know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the existence of God is real. He is beautiful, spectacular and mind-blowing. Others search for the comfort of what we're explaining, but come up empty-handed because they are not using the correct lens. They're not stupid. They rely on the what they observe with the naked eye. That's fair. What they 're seeing is real. They're just not equipped to envision that there is something beyond the physically observable that can only be experienced with faith. If we have the ability to hand out Son-glasses!! This endeavor of recruiting lost souls to revel in the beauty of Heaven with us would be a much easier journey!
Hebrews 1:1 explains: "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Isn't that the truth? 2 Corinthians 5:7 says, "For we live by faith, not by sight." Ooooh! Isn't that good?
Friends, let's help those around us find their Son-glasses. Hebrews 11:6 gives us hope that those who seek Him earnestly will be rewarded. Find someone this week that you can share a story of God's faithfulness, goodness and glory that your listener might not see otherwise. Don't get frustrated if they're not receptive. Feel sympathy for them that they don't have the right equipment yet to see the splendor set before them. Pray that the Holy Spirit will move in their lives to grant them the right Son-glasses that they may experience salvation through Christ! Amen!