As you quiet yourself for this brief time, be willing to be open to God in whatever way that may take place.
2 Corinthians 5:6-15 (NRSV)
So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.
Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we are also well known to your consciences. We are not commending ourselves to you again, but giving you an opportunity to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast in outward appearance and not in the heart. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.
The verse “for we walk by faith, not by sight.” is prominently written on the front of a t-shirt I own. A dear friend and member of our church has ocular melanoma and to raise money for expenses his family sold t-shirts with this verse on the front and a ribbon with “Belue Believes” in small letters on the back.
They are truly walking by faith not knowing from visit to visit what awaits them. In truth, we as Christians should be walking by faith and not by sight. Our faith in Jesus and his teachings are the basis on which we should walk. We should not have our sight set on this world but on the eternal world that awaits us.
I wear my shirt proudly showing my support for my friend but also proclaiming that my faith is strong and it is what guides me through the toils and snares of this world.
Lord, When I lose sight, remind me to walk by faith. Amen
Go with God!