How is your vision?
As we enter the Advent season, my devotion for today is based on Numbers 24:16, where we hear Balaam speak, “The prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly, the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who has knowledge from the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty.”
Balaam spoke these words at least 1400 years before the time of Christ. That’s a distant view toward a far horizon! This Advent, we also hear the word of God and have eyes to see. Today, we don’t need to rely on an ancient prophecy because we have the blessing, freedom, and daily opportunity to be informed by God’s word revealing the eternal truth in the Bible. God’s word is to be trusted. His love spans all time, across great distances, and remains the same. Through his grace, he comes to us daily with the gift of unconditional love and forgiveness. It’s always God’s work, and his love is for all. It’s clear to see this Advent. Our king is coming!
Please pray with me, Lord of love, lift my eyes today. Help me see you clearly in each moment. Thank you for being my king and standard of truth. Thank you for loving me. Amen.