Look To See // Romans 1:18-20

Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” I like that. It really speaks to my spirit as I think about how God works. We read this in Romans 1.18-20: “But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse” (MSG).

How have you experienced this? I personally have witnessed power beyond what my eyes could see by standing at the seashore, gazing at the Rocky Mountains, exchanging vows in my wedding, my ordination, as well as holding Ethan and Mia for the first time, just to name a few. Those moments seemed to open a reality that existed beyond that specific time and space. It’s truly amazing when you experience transcendence.

This is precisely how God works in our lives. God wants all of us to look at those transcendent moments and find what makes them special. It isn’t the physical realities we see, but the power behind them that matters. That’s where you’ll find God…the One who formed creation, made the people we love, and planned our lives to be far more than what our feeble eyes can see.

Open your eyes today to find God’s eternal power and take in the divinity of God’s mysterious being. He longs to make it plain to you, revealing what you can only find when you look beyond your present and physical reality in order to truly see.