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What You Can't See

Daily Devotional for June 6, 2020

Read: 1 PETER 1:3-5, 8

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"Ah-choo!" Easton sneezed hard and reached for a tissue to blow his nose.

"How do you feel?" asked Mom as she brought him a glass of juice.

Easton sneezed again and reached for another tissue. "I keep sneezing. And I can't breathe through my nose at all. But I got this cold from Dylan last week, and he feels okay now, so I guess I'll start feeling better soon. I sure hope so!" He frowned. "But..." Easton hesitated.

Mom put the juice down and sat beside Easton. "Can I help with something?"

"Well, the other day Dylan and I were talking about God, and he asked how I know God even exists, since I can't see Him. I told him I just know--and I do, but-- how do I know, Mom? Dylan says he doesn't believe in anything he can't see."

Mom thought for a moment. "You said Dylan had a cold last week, right?" Easton nodded. "He even missed two days of school."

"Why don't you ask him what caused his cold?" suggested Mom.

"What caused it? He'd say it was germs. We learned about them in health class." "So ask if he's ever seen those germs," Mom said.

"But, Mom, nobody can see--" Easton paused. "Oh, I get what you're saying. We can't see germs, but we know they're there."

Mom nodded. "There are germs around us all the time, even though we can't see them. When we get sick, we see evidence that they exist. It's the same with God. We don't see Him, but we see evidence of His existence all around us--in the laws of science and in the beautiful world He's created. Most importantly, God reveals Himself to us through His Word, the Bible. Just like a microscope allows us to know things about germs we would never be able to see with our eyes alone, the Bible tells us who God is and what He's done. It reveals His love for us and how we can have a relationship with Him, and how one day Jesus will return and everyone will see Him."

Easton nodded thoughtfully. "I'll tell that to Dylan. Maybe he'll want to learn more about God and the Bible." KAREN E. COGAN

HOW ABOUT YOU?
Do you realize you believe in lots of things you can’t see? Things like germs, the wind, and electricity? How about radio waves or a Wi-Fi signal? You don’t see any of those things—you only see evidence that they exist. Evidence that God exists is all around you in the world He created, and the Bible tells us who He is. Through faith, you can know He exists and that He loves you, even though you can’t see Him.

TODAY'S KEY VERSE: 2 CORINTHIANS 4:18 (KJV)
WE DO NOT FOCUS ON WHAT IS SEEN, BUT ON WHAT IS UNSEEN. FOR WHAT IS SEEN IS TEMPORARY, BUT WHAT IS UNSEEN IS ETERNAL. (CSB)

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