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2 Corinthians 5:6-10

Walking By Faith

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2 Corinthians 5:6-10

Walking By Faith

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Object suggested: A pinwheel.
Pictures of pinwheels

Today I’m going to ask you to help me with our lesson. Can you think of things we can’t see, but we know they are real?

Yes, the wind. We can feel the breeze on our cheeks and see how it moves the leaves on trees, but we can’t see the wind. When I blow on this pinwheel you can’t see the air move, but you know the wind is real because it makes the pinwheel go around and around.

The same is true about the air we breathe. We can’t see it, but it goes in and out of our body and gives us life.

Think about beautiful music. We certainly can’t see it, but we hear the melody carried to us on sound waves.

How about bacteria and viruses? We can’t see those germs, but we know they are around when we get a cold.

The Bible teaches us that we can be confident “for we walk by faith, not by sight” (5:7).

Do you know what it means to be confident? The dictionary gives this definition: having a strong belief; sure of oneself and one’s abilities.

Our belief is our faith. We believe in God who loves us. We cannot see God, but we see what he created and we feel his love.

Being confident is a good thing, but sometimes we may feel unsure of ourselves. At times when we are uncertain we have confidence that God’s love is always with us no matter where we are or what our circumstances may be.

We don’t have to see things to know they are real. In fact the best things may be the things we do not see – those invisible things like love that give us confidence to be who we are and do good work.

“Therefore, we are always confident…” (5:6) “…for we walk by faith, not by sight” (5:7).

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan