My husband has been in construction all of his adult life. Our family has learned to see a structure that will one day occupy an empty space as he describes what will be built. It’s remarkable to see what is yet-to-be; however, I’m not sure our family thinks anything about it. The thing is . . . seeing the unseen . . . has become our normal.
The things we see in the not-yet are an unseen reality. Seeing the unseen is an element of inspired-living.
We live in a time when seeing the unseen is practiced throughout the day. As you read these words via the internet remember the internet began as an idea, an unseen reality. Some of you might even remember when the word, “website,” did not exist in our vocabulary. Eventually, the idea of websites became a seen reality. The fact of the matter is . . . TableThink . . . has more unseen than seen as it unfolds and becomes reality.
When you get down to it . . . the unseen reality of life . . . is continually unfolding.
The Passion Translation describes seeing the unseen:
Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. This testimony of faith is what previous generations were commended for. Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated by the power of God’s words! He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen (Hebrews 11:1-3, TPT).
Underline and think on these specific words: ” . . . the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen.”
It’s worth thinking on.
Seeing the unseen . . . whether it’s planning a meal, scheduling a vacation, or dreaming of something more . . . is a gift and an opportunity to live beyond the seen.