An icicle about four inches in length dangled by the back door. It was suspended on a cobweb! A photographer with knowhow could capture the image. Not me. You’ll just have to take my word for it.

I find what we cannot see fascinating. I loved the scene in C. S. Lewis’ ” The Silver Chair” when Prince Rilian knew again that Underland was not all there was. A world above existed. Like The Queen of Underland in Lewis’ tale, Satan does not want us to know the wonder and reality of the spiritual realm.

If we can reject the enemy’s deceptions and accept the truth of God’s Word, our possibilities are unlimited. In the opening verses of John’s gospel we’re told that everything in the physical world came through the Word, the Lord Jesus. The spiritual created the natural. And II Corinthians 4:18 states, “the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (KJV).

We can be sure that the spiritual forces available to help us through our struggles are infinitely greater than whatever natural thing we’re fighting. Elisha’s servant panicked at the sight of the Syrian army surrounding them until Elisha prayed that God would open his eyes to see the horses and chariots of fire, mighty spiritual troops, defending them (II Kings 6:16).

Our God has promised to give us power and increased strength when we are weak (Isaiah 40:29). Whether we’re coping with something minor, comparable to a drip on a spider’s web; or major problems, like the torrent of the Irvine River rushing through the limestone gorge in our village, we have an invincible link to overcoming power. The Lord Jesus Christ is the connection for every child of God to unseen forces prepared to fight for us until victory is achieved.

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  1. Yes and Amen! God will make a way if our eyes are on Him and not on the problem. His grace connected with our faith.

  2. Oh Yes! Well said Mary, or should I say written? Only yesterday I chatted with a lady for nearly two hours. She is a sworn atheist, and determined not to recognize the one true God. I am praying my witness has given her thought to rethink, and realize the deception that the enemy of her soul has blinded her to truth.

  3. Thank you Mary, beautifully written!! Holy Spirit give us revelation and help us see better with our spiritual eyes, as well as hear better with our spiritual ears. Spirit of the LORD, rest upon us, spirit of wisdom & understanding, counsel & might, knowledge & of the reverence of the LORD; make us of quick understanding in the reverence of the LORD so that we don’t judge after the sight of our physical eyes, nor make decisions based on the hearing of our physical ears (Isaiah 11:2-3)

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