READ : 2 Corinthians 5:6-7
We live by faith, not by sight. (v. 7 niv)
“Me blind. Me no eyes.” The blind man at my car door blocked my exit. He knew how to get my attention-and the money he needed. I see this man and his young guide often as I navigate the streets of Lilongwe, Malawi. I am challenged to think about my life when I consider his. Am I also blind? Is that what it means to live by faith and not by sight-groping and begging?
Many feel that those who call themselves Christians are blindly following an outdated, untenable tradition. They would put Christians into the same class as my blind friend. What do you think? Do you really think that the Author of Life, the Giver of Light, the Light of the World would have us grope in darkness? Do you think God requires us to leap blindly and unthinkingly into an abyss?
According to the writer of Hebrews, “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1 nasb). We enjoy that assurance and conviction not because of anything in us, but because of the object of that assurance-God and his truthful revelation to us in word and world.
Father, forgive me for thinking that faith is blind. Teach me to trust and follow you with assurance.