I’ve always been fascinated by invisibility. I’ve imagined what it would be like to have a superpower that allows one to disappear.  Or have a cloaking device that stealthily hides you from others when you want.

I’ve wondered what it would be like to be seen one moment and vanish the next – all without leaving a room.  What secrets would I hear?  How could I influence my surroundings without anyone knowing?

Once, during a kid’s lesson, I asked one of our young students what they would do if they could be invisible.  They responded they would strip and get in their aquarium.  That one caught me off guard!

The truth is there are things that are invisible and, quite powerful.

Consider radiation.  Focused, it can destroy cancer cells.  Administered haphazardly it can cause illness. It is unseen and yet very potent.

Unseen things can bring about tremendous changes.   Good and bad.

And the most powerful forces at work, often go one without anyone taking notice.

Paul, who had many reasons to be discouraged in a world that seemed stacked against him, wrote these words to the church in Corinth:

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Take heart!  Those trials that are swirling all around us now are temporary.  It is the unseen that will last.  And I believe God’s invisible work is happening in breathtaking ways.  Our challenge is to slow down and look for the invisible.  In Hebrews 11:27 we are told Moses, “Persevered because he saw him who is invisible.”

Take time to see God at work in our community.  God’s invisible hand is moving all around is.  Since March, the global church has been introduced to many through thousands of live streams that did not exist weeks earlier. We have been able to meet countless needs “in Jesus name”!  More people are asking spiritual question than at any time I can recall in my 24 years of ministry.  Stories of healing and restoration are all around us.

And there is even better news.  We can join in God in His often-unseen work.

"One of the principal rules of religion is, to lose no occasion of serving God. And, since he is
invisible to our eyes, we are to serve him in our neighbor; which he receives as if done to
himself in person, standing visibly before us."
-John Wesley

Here is a challenge today: look for God at work around you, and then join Him!

Pastor Mike

1 Comment

Mary Simino - August 10th, 2020 at 9:25pm

Right now I’m thinking the superpower of healing is what I’d wish for. Prayers for you all at WCN for health and healing.