The Apostle Paul said, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day...So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18). If we see with the eyes of faith, we will never be thrown off our course in the Christian race by the turmoil in this world. We truly need more of what the early Christians needed—eyes of faith.
With eyes of faith the Apostle John saw beyond the present discouraging situation to the things as they were in God’s world. Eyes of faith enabled him to see the hope Christians could have in what appeared to be hopeless situations. John wrote in the Revelation (21:1-4) “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away…I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband…There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Let us not miss seeing the unseen that gives meaning to all that we do see. The unseen realities give us meaning and purpose to life.