"Some things have to be believed to be seen."--Ralph Hodgson
The writer in me loves this take on a well-known adage. It set me to thinking about how what I believe affects what I see.
What do I believe?
I believe in God the Father.
I believe in His Son, Jesus Christ.
I believe that They love me, despite my unworthiness.
I believe that They are with me, even when I do my best to turn away from Them.
What do I see?
I see my Father's love in my own love for my children. (If someone as flawed as I am can love my children fully, how much greater must His love be for all of us?)
I see my Savior's love in the world He created. The Creator of a perfect rose must be filled with love.
I see His love in the tender mercies He extends to me, to all of us.
What do you believe? What do you see?
It's worth pondering.
This I know for sure: believing precedes seeing.