“Do you still not see or understand? Do you have such hard hearts? Having eyes do you not see?” ~Jesus questioning his disciples (Mark 8:17-18)
Why are things so often hiding in plain sight? Looking for those car keys? or your wallet? I bet they’re right under your nose…sitting right there on the table by the door. Why does it typically takes us a few minutes of desperately searching, with each of those minutes making us later getting out the door, to realize what we’re looking for is right in front of us?
God is all around us. Do you see? Or are you stumbling around searching for what is not lost?
God’s invisible qualities — “his eternal power and divine nature” — are all around and, indeed, inside of us, all too often “hiding” in plain sight.
Paul writes in his epistle to the Romans: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)
Do you see? Our ability to see is directly tied to the condition of our hearts.
Paul continues, “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God or gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” (Romans 1:21)
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23)