Sunday, February 12, 2017
Seeing the Unseen
I was telling my grandson and granddaughter (Braden & and his Ruth) my friends' slogan "Seeing the unseen in 2017". There are times, when in the natural, it seems like good luck, or coincidence or being-at-the-right-place-at-the-right-time when something good happens or comes our way. But for those of us who know, as children of God, nothing is just happenstance. We recognize our unseen God in our everyday of life.
Then, Ruth was working as a neonatal ICU nurse in Mississippi and one of her neonatal nurse friends moved with her husband to Gwinnett, GA for a period of time and worked in a hospital there as a neonatal ICU nurse. Eventually, she and her husband moved back to Mississippi. It just so happened that Gwinnett, GA (of all the places in the U.S. to go) was where Braden took his firefighting and EMT school, and at graduation, continued to work there. Ruth's friend was able to refer Ruth at that hospital in Gwinnett and with Ruth's abilities, skills AND "seeing the Unseen" now works there in Gwinnett at the same hospital. Happenstance or "seeing the Unseen"?
Like stories I'm sure that you can recall that you absolutely know that it wasn't fate, good fortune, coincidence or luck -- that there is no doubt the hands of God to have spared your life, given you that seemingly impossible, otherwise, job or home or spouse or other dream, if we could only but realize our Unseen God shows up for us when we least expect Him. Maybe we should turn that around and start looking for Him -- perhaps there would be so many more instances of seeing Him in our everyday of life.
2 Corinthians 4:18 "We do not look for things that can be seen but for things that cannot be seen. For things that can be seen are temporary, but things that cannot be seen are eternal."
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It was just "puppy love" that brought my Honey and I together at the ages of 13 and 12. We eventually married at the "mature" ages of 18 and 17. And that's when our faith journey began. Over the years, we encountered many opportunities to stretch our faith, especially when our babies were very sick, when financial situations were out of control, and when our marriage relationship had some rocky periods.But we made it through those times by our strong faith and trust in God. But never was our faith more challenged, than when my 63 years "young" husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Fortunately, the 44 years of marriage and faith-building experiences, caused us to "weather the storm", and still remain in peace and strong in our faith. This "peace that passed understanding" compelled me to blog and share the principles that caused our faith to be unwavering and continues to give me the joys of living large! I'm still here, so I'm not done!. I pray you will grow in your faith as you, not only read the blogs, but apply the principles to your own life -- for the good times, and especially for those times that seem so overwhelming.