“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
I have a small collection of telescopes; they vary in size and quality. The lesser quality telescopes reveal only a little more than I can see just by gazing skyward. With my most powerful one I can see the craters on the moon with a fascinating clarity. I can see stars, planets, and heavenly bodies unseeable with the naked eye. I can see a world others cannot see.
Our faith is not unlike my collection of telescopes; it varies in size and quality. As Christ-followers, there is insight into the unseen world to some degree, but it’s like looking through the lesser telescopes. At other times–like with my best telescope–we’re able to see things ordinarily invisible with fascinating clarity.
Yet, the truest faith takes center stage when we can’t see at all, yet believe.