“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear,
But now my eye sees You. – Job 42.5
Job had heard all about God. He had heard about who God was and what God could do. His head had always said God could do all of these things – but know He had seen with his own eyes who God was.
This reminds me of Thomas who had to see Jesus’ wounds before he would believe it was Jesus. That was fine, but how much better it would have been if Thomas could have believed without having to see.
In the New Testament we are challenged with the very clear words ‘we walk by faith, not by sight.’ We also read that faith is the evidence of things we have not yet seen. We read a lot about believing without seeing but many of us still live by the axiom ‘seeing is believing.’
Job was a man who loved God and hated evil – and still be struggled with believing until he actually saw things from God’s perspective. I think the key here is not so much seeing physically, but seeing God for who He is and seeing the problem from His perspective. Remember Job just said ‘You can do everything’ and with that in mind we see that those major obstacles are nothing to God.
Oh for that wonderful day when all of our faith shall be sight!