I Believe In…..

Seeing is believing….but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.
~The Conductor on the Polar Express

It’s easy to believe in things I can see firsthand with my eyes. It’s harder to believe in things I cannot physically see. But does that mean they are any less real?

I can’t “see” gravity. What I can see is gravity’s effect.
I can’t “see” air. But, I know I cannot live without it.
I can’t “see” thoughts…even though I could look at the physical place where they originate.

I don’t believe any of us would dispute the “reality” of any of the above intangibles. Just because we cannot physically see something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

I can’t “see” love. What I can see is the results of love and how it can affect others. And those results often come in the form of feelings and emotions….more intangibles that cannot be actually seen. Generosity, compassion, forgiveness, grace, mercy, hope….all things that cannot be physically seen but stem from the reality of Love.

We’re so quick to say, “seeing is believing,” but the most real things of this life can only be seen when we open the eyes of our hearts…and feel those wonderful intangibles life has to offer.

This is my contribution to Annie’s blog hop called Sparks.
“I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”

Also adding a bit of “awwwww” for Awww Monday over at Comedy Plus 

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16 thoughts on “I Believe In…..”

  1. Lisa,

    Excellent “Sparks”. I can’t see God but I see and feel His presence all around. This was a hard concept for me to grasp in my early Christian walk and like you said, I had to open the eyes of my heart to this reality before I could see. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a blessed week!

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  2. “the most real things of this life can only be seen when we open the eyes of our hearts…”
    How very true this is, Lisa, but sometimes so hard to remember to do.
    What a wonderful Spark this is, and I just love the photograph of Cabo.
    He is growing so fast and is so adorable.
    Have a good week, my friend.
    xo.

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  3. What a BEAUTIFULLY expressed post, Lisa! LOVED it!!!!

    ” but the most real things of this life can only be seen when we open the eyes of our hearts…and feel those wonderful intangibles life has to offer.”

    You said it, friend.

    Which has always led me to believe that….”feeling” is believing!

    LOVE the picture of Cabo. OMG…he gets cuter and cuter every day!

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  4. Dear Lisa,
    I thank you heartily for the lovely comment you left on ~ My little old world ~ – I sincerely appreciate it – I’m sending blessings of joy on your weekend

    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

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