by Claire Vorster on June 26, 2014

“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.” Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662), French mathematician, physicist, inventor and Christian philosopher

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We like what we see,
Advertising works on us,
TV, clothes, cars, homes.

We do not like what we cannot see,
This makes us tense.

We like
Ritual, tradition, the same again,
steps leading round and round
inside our city walls.

Safe limits.

Things not seen
Confound our plans,
Our logic,
Our hard-won knowledge.
Things we do not understand
Perplex us,
Frustrate us,
so we shrink back.

Safer limited, we nod.

We like
1) Things that exist
Firm, solid and reliable.
2) Things that are visible
Easier to control or modify to taste.
the Status Quo and
My Way.

We don’t like
uncharted territory,
one step at a time,
or a bridge too far.

But faith is not what we see,
It is
the evidence of things unseen,
ways unknown and paths untried.
inside out and outside in,
upside down and downside up.
Perplexing, frustrating,
Things that cannot be
that come to be.

Why build a boat
if there is no water?
Why leave your Palace
for the desert?
Can a barren woman
give birth to a nation?
Can one man sacrifice
His life for all?

Believe that He did
and He is,

He believes in you.


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Joanne June 26, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Hi Claire,
A few years ago, I prayed to God that I may always see things through HIS eyes, The eyes of eternity. Because I suffered from much anxiety about my future. Well, I no longer suffer due to what I can not see. At times I have to fight against the urge to fall into the trap of worry. Thanks be to God, He taught me to trust Him, in all things. He reminds me of what he did for me in the past and also the examples you gave and I become settled and calm. This is avery encouring blog post. Love you!


Claire Vorster June 27, 2014 at 3:20 am

Yes, a much-loved child wakes up each day knowing what it is to be safe and accepted. Would that we would wake like this, because we are, loved :)


theunis pienaar June 27, 2014 at 1:27 am

Things that cannot be that come to be.

This I believe alongside you.


Claire Vorster June 27, 2014 at 3:22 am

And things that cannot be that are :)

This post walks alongside T –

Thank you and love to you all.


Caroline Sobota July 29, 2014 at 2:42 am

hi Claire, Great post! I cannot begin to thank God for waking up and going to sleep within my “faith walk”,Life is good most of the time. Take care , Caroline


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