Faith Beyond Vision


We see what we want to see.  I went in search of an eagle today. I had seen it two years ago and knew where the nest was. I could not really see anything at first glance. I peered a little, raised my camera and took a shot in faith that what I thought might be an eagle was indeed.

It was not until I uploaded the photo that I confirmed I was correct. Life is like that  some days; we do not see clearly until later.  Our intuition tells us to trust beyond our vision. Can we see beyond the visible? Does the sacred whisper to us some days and we recognize it in the hush? God is in the silence. The Divine is present even if the picture is not totally in focus.  Can we trust that?



Reflection Questions

Is seeing believing?

Are you attentive to God-whispers?


Do I spot You in this daily game of hide-and-seek? Ah, Divine Creator, You are in all things, whispering teasingly for us to pay attention. Give me eyes of faith to see. Amen.

About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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3 Responses to Faith Beyond Vision

  1. Monica says:

    I trust that that the eagle is there…but I’d like to see it. Where is it pray tell? 🙂

  2. sstyves says:

    Monica, look to the right of the clearing in the branches. You will see two boughs of leaves. Between those you can catch a glimpse of the white head of the bald eagle and its brown body. If you follow the rule of thirds, it is in the centre of the right vertical third.

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