“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”
Last night I heard for the first time Luke Combs new song, “Six Feet Apart”. The chorus is so striking that I wanted to give us the lyrics here:
“I miss my mom, I miss my dad
I miss the road, I miss my band
Givin’ hugs and shakin’ hands
It’s a mystery, I suppose
Just how long this thing goes
But there’ll be crowds and there’ll be shows
And there will be light after dark
Someday when we aren’t six feet apart”
Yes, somethings are “Virtually Impossible” (nod to Terry for coining the phrase recently). We all miss those things but within Combs’ song is also hope; “And there will be light after dark”. Yes, those things that are virtually impossible now will one day become possible again. Until then, let’s remain hopeful.
When we can’t see through the dark and so many things seem virtually impossible, in the real sense, then it is then we have to remember what Paul wrote to the church at Corinth. “We fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.” With God nothing is impossible and the troubles we face; those things that feel so unable to be fixed or unreachable to attain, can be made possible. We just have to gaze through the dark to the light that is coming.
Reference: 2 Corinthians 4:18 (New Living Translation)