Chris Tomlin’s “I Will Rise” has a lyric that stops me cold:
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes
The last line is the one that gets me: “my faith shall be my eyes.”
Those of us who follow Christ believe in many things that are currently hidden, invisible, and counter-intuitive.
But a day is in fact coming when those things we believe only by faith will be visible and obvious to all.
The hidden will be revealed. The invisible will become blindingly bright. We will no longer only trust things to be true; we will see them to be true.
Like the fact that Jesus Christ really is lord of lords and king of kings.
Like the fact that he really is coming back to judge the living and the dead.
Like the fact that God somehow redeems the suffering of his people. Including Haiti.
Like the fact God’s heart longs to welcome wandering people home. And his heart breaks when people ultimately reject him forever.
Like the fact that the first will be last and the last will be first.
That day is coming. Either when you die or when Jesus returns, whichever comes first.
A good day it will be. When our faith becomes our eyes.