Tuesday, April 22, 2014

S is for See

See - to be or become aware of something

Blepo (Strong's 1063) - properly, to see, be observant (watchful).  Blepo suggests "to see something physical, with spiritual results (perception)."  That is, it carries what is seen into the non-physical (immaterial) realm so a person can take the needed action (respond, beware, be alert).

Then there's another word translated see - Horao (Strong's 3972)- which means "to see with the mind (i.e. spiritually see), i.e. perceive (with inward spiritual perception).

When the man who was born blind was healed by Jesus and received his sight, he said to the Pharisees, "one thing I do know.  I was blind but now I (blepo) see."

When doubting Thomas said that unless he saw (horao) the holes in Jesus' hands and put his finger where the nails were he would not believe that Jesus had come back from the dead.  He wasn't just looking for physical evidence, he was looking to make the physical evidence make sense on the spiritual plane.

We're like that too, aren't we?  Seeing is believing type?  Some of us more than others, but each of us in our various seasons of doubt versus belief, using logic to discourage our unseeing trust.

That's kind of why atheists like to mock Christians.  We believe in something we can't see with our eyes and that's kind of weird.  I admit it, it's weird to believe in something you can't physically see.

How many of us, raise your hand and be honest here, have said to the Lord, "It would be so much easier to have believed you THEN, back in Moses day or Abraham's day when people heard your voice, or saw the miracles of Jesus?"  Be honest, we THINK it would be easier to believe in the invisible if we could see more tangible evidence.

Maybe I'm the only one who thinks like that.

But maybe I'm not.

If you want to see, sometimes you have to believe first.  Sometimes if you want to believe, you have to see, not with your eyes, but with your inner eyes, your soul searching eyes.  The ones that can't see the physical form of Jesus but can see with soul eyes the manifestations of his presence.

Seeing is believing and believing is seeing.

You just have to believe.  That's it.

Than you'll see.

S is for See.

Peace,
Ronda

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