I was going to be all cute and clever today with this word. My original intention was to talk about my closets, cabinets and drawers. While most of what you can see in my home lies in utter chaos, what is UNSEEN is actually very neat and organized. Since we are moving in just over a month and transitioning between seasons, this isn’t entirely the case right now. I’m also not going to post a photo to prove that.
I was reminded of the old saying “a Bible that is falling apart is often a sign of a life that isn’t”. I’d much rather, be a little disheveled than be crumbling at my core. This is not to say that I have a perfect life, or that everything is stress-free. Neither am I living a life that it absolutely obedient and utterly submitted to my LORD. I am daily being refined and sanctified – it isn’t a pretty process at times.
I also think of all the unseen that will be revealed to me one day.
Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
I Corinthians 13:12 (New Living Translation)
I will have answers to all my “why”s and “when”s. My “who”s will also be answered.
The ones I long to know the most are my children I never got to meet in this world. Based on all I can remember and all I have been able to piece together through four unsuccessful in vitro fertilizations is that I have about 18 children waiting for me. I did have the awesome privilege of seeing a photograph of about 7 when they were about 4 days into life and could count the individual cells.
Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.
Faith is the thing you really need to know about me to get close in. To get past all the clutter, the shoes, the chocolate wrappers and coffee cups. To know why I love learning, why I love creating, why I love connecting, you need to understand how important my faith is to me. It IS who I am, because it is all about the I AM.
These things are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.
John 20:31 (ESV)