There Are Things You Can See When You “Just Can’t See”

With World War II looming on the horizon King George VI of England included these words in his Christmas broadcast to the nation:

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
“That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

May that inspire you as it did England in their dark hour. Bolstered by that wisdom Sir Winston Churchill challenged his countrymen with his immortal lines which have been distorted from this actual presentation: “never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”

Tenacity of will reaches its zenith in this text: “That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”  II Corinthians 4:16 – 18 Got it? Let that text be your spiritual night goggles.

When “we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen,” that is a good time to “…put your hand in the hand of God.”

For a person of faith the weight on you is not to be compared with the strength within you.