What do you see?

Published 3:00 pm Sunday, May 5, 2024

Hi, all! Just a thought to help start your weekend. 

I came very close to stepping on this creature several days ago. Thankfully I didn’t. And it wasn’t even phased by the close encounter. It remained very still and gave me time to quickly grab my phone to take a picture.

That face looked directly at me. Two slanted eyebrows sit above two large eyes. Then, just below those piercing eyes, you can make out the nostrils and the other weird markings on its body. The top of its head comes to a point while its body is more rounded.

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By now, you either see the “face” I’ve pointed out to you, or you think I’m nuts. For I’m describing some strange snake-like creature to you, when this photo clearly is of a spotted frog of some sort.

But do you see what I did? Even if you didn’t truly believe me and my description of the creature, you began to see those eyebrows, eyes, and nostrils that I described to you, didn’t you? Because I was telling you what you saw, you could almost catch yourself believing it.

Our world is full of so many people who try their best to lead us astray. Sadly, many of those people are trusted leaders in our churches. As Christians, it is our responsibility, our duty, to search the Word for ourselves, to learn to discern the truth from the way of the world.  

Always, always, my prayer before I stand to preach or teach is that the Lord would guide my words to that I don’t inadvertently lead someone astray by “my beliefs” or “my opinion” or simply the way “I see it.” Listen to your pastor, preacher, teacher, and leaders. Break it down for yourself. Does it make sense? And if not, is the reason simply because the subject is a difficult one to understand, or am I being told to see something that isn’t there?

Get in the Word this week. Ask the Lord to show you what HE sees!

Just a thought. ’Til later.

Brad Campbell can be reached at mastah.pastah@yahoo.com.