Recently I bought a new car, well new to me. It's actually a 2003 Infinity FX35. It's a midsized SUV. The car has an unusual design, but we like it. I never really noticed this particular model until we got the car. Now it seems like I see them all the time. Every time we go to the mall or to a restaurant, there is another FX35. They are every where.
So did everyone copy me and go out and buy this car. No. I imagine that their are no more FX35's on the road than there were before. The difference is I'm looking for this car now. I've been sensitized to notice this car.
In the story of Jesus birth in the 2nd chapter of Luke, there is the story of Simeon. He is described as a righteous and devout man, who was waiting to see the Messiah. He had been told by the Holy Spirit that he would see the Savior. As He holds Jesus and blesses Him, one of the things he says is this,
"For my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared in the sight of all people,"
There is Jesus the Savior, hidden in plain sight. Simeon saw the Savior because he was looking for Him.
Simeon was rewarded because of his faith. Because of his faith, he was looking.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
God still reveals the Savior to those who are looking for Him. He is hidden in plain sight.
Faith in the unseen, opens our eyes.
Another paradox of the Kingdom.
Faith brings us hope. and hope will always point the way to Love.
For God loved us so much, He sent Jesus.