One of my first eye-opening moments as a boy came as I sat in a room in the late afternoon while a ray of light streamed through the window. All at once I noticed that the whole atmosphere in the room seemed filled with tiny specks of dust floating in the air. They were everywhere! I couldn’t believe it; I thought my Mom kept a clean house! This phenomenon has reoccurred many times in different places over the years, and each time those millions of dust spores are still floating there. It told me there is a visible and invisible world around me.
By the same token, sometimes it takes a stream of light from above to help us see with the spiritual eye what we cannot detect with the natural eye. This was the case in Israel between the priests and prophets. The priests saw the visible glory of God in the Tabernacle. But by the light of the Holy Spirit, the prophets were able to see things yet to come as well as those around them. Such was the case with Elisha and his servant Gehazi who did not see the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around them until the prophet asked God to open his eyes (2Kings 6:17). We must always remember that there are things going on around us we do not see, but God sees them all. So, let’s not judge what He does base on our sight alone, but thank Him for seeing what we can’t see to provide protection and grace to us each and every day. – Dr. Robert R Seyda