Rev. Ray's November 1, 2021 Devotion
November 1, 2021, 9:34 AM

“And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” 2 Kings 6:17

Throughout this pandemic we have faced some of our greatest challenges and blessings concerning faith in God.

The past couple of years have once again proven the faithfulness of the Lord. “But” some might be tempted to say, “You do not know the pain we have gone through. Where was God during those times?”

Dear friend, if like Elisha’s servant we could have our eyes opened to the amazing presence of the Holy that is all about us, then all discouragement, fear and sadness would flee from the glory of the presence of God. We were not promised a world without pain, we were promised that there will never be a world without the compassion and Love of God.

Once again, we take a lesson from the little sparrow: The Lord never said that it would not fall, but he did say that when it did, He would see it, and He would care. He pleads that we live by faith, and even though we cannot see or understand what the Lord is doing (or not doing) during these troubled times. Our hearts hear Him say, “Trust Me.”

I find this song helpful in times like these: “I thought I had to see and feel to prove that what I loved was really real. As passion turned to ashes things I held to dust, I found reality in simple trust. My faith still holds on to the Christ of Calvary; O blessed Rock of Ages cleft for me. I gladly place my trust in things I cannot see. My faith still holds on to the Christ of Calvary.”

Keep the faith; Today we see through the glass darkly, but someday we will see our Savior face to face. Perhaps we will have the answers to all our questions; but I have a feeling that in our joy the questions will not matter anymore.

Grace and Peace, Rev Ray

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