Read 2 Kings 6:8-23

v 17   Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.

This remarkable story lets us know that there are realities unseen by our ordinary sight. It is not so much that we are blind, but rather that we are not on the heavenly wavelength. I have a feeling that we are surrounded by other realities which from time to time become visible to human sight. In the Bible narrative, angels appear as heavenly messengers or protectors and become visible in our everyday world. (Try recalling individuals in the Bible to whom angels have appeared. What did they feel?  How did they respond?)

It all comes as a reminder that we live in a scientific age. If we can’t see something, feel it, measure it, or note the effect it has on other realities, then it probably doesn’t exist – or so we think. The spiritual dimension lies outside of our everyday perception, but don’t doubt its reality! In this story, Elisha’s young attendant was made aware of these heavenly realities and was reassured that God had everything under control.

One of the best known appearances of Jesus after the resurrection was to Thomas when the other disciples were present. The others had seen Jesus already but Thomas had missed out on His re-appearance. One look at Jesus was enough to convince Thomas on this occasion, but Jesus’ response was ‘ You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me. ‘ That includes you I guess! We are among those who walk by faith and not by sight. Paul reminds us of this in 2 Corinthians 5:7. “ For we live by believing and not by seeing.

In this life you may not have an extraordinary vision of heavenly beings, but rest assured, there is more to life than meets the human eye. Faith is called into action, and we can fully trust the God who has called into being all realities.

Monday 21st November. Daily Notes from The Hub