Magicians can amaze us with their ability to make things "appear" and "disappear." We know these tricks just fool our eyes and our brains and we know that there are parts of these tricks that we can't see. Living in this world, we know that the things we see around us will not last forever, but the Good News is that there is more to the story that we can't see!
The things of this earthly world may be helpful for now, but we know they will not last forever. Even though we place value on these things, we shouldn't put all of our faith in the things we have. God has prepared more for us than what we have here and now. In following God, we can learn to appreciate the blessings of now and be reassured by the greater promises of tomorrow. God has prepared an eternity of glory beyond anything we could imagine that we will one day see and experience! What we see now will give way to something greater!
Don't focus on what you can see now, but on the unseen that God has prepared for you!
Thank You for preparing an eternal place for me in Your Kingdom. Help me to follow You and focus on the unseen. Through Jesus I pray, amen.