I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, … -- Ephesians 1:16-18
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Faith Gives Us Sight
I have to be brief today, but I want to focus on a phrase that has made me smile through many years: having the eyes of your hearts enlightened.
The Spirit of God comes and opens, as it were, a new vista for us. Jesus opened blinded eyes that men might clearly see the physical world. The Holy Ghost enables us to see clearly the spiritual world and those things which are eternal, never passing away.
Jesus touched one blind man who said that he saw “men as trees walking”. I wonder if this is not my state sometimes. I perceive spiritual truth but dimly. It does not come into sharp focus, and thus it is easy to dismiss as my over-active imagination. Those trees really can’t be moving around. I must be mistaken, and I am, for they are not trees, but they are walking.
As we mentioned yesterday, everything is as the saints, the sages, and the Word say it is. The truth stands at our shoulder while we look off to the horizon, waiting for it to come over the hill. MacDonald told us: All mirrors are magic mirrors.
Our “glorious inheritance” is not limited to where we go and what we receive when this physical body dies. The Promised Land is ours now, and, having entered by faith, we will see.