Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of realities not seen. [Hebrews 11:1 TLV]
There has always been a desire for evidence of things unseen. We search the stars watching and listening for proof of life beyond our planet. Movies abound imagining life in a galaxy far far away. We are all captivated by the thought of discovery. And sometimes we hope of such things.
So it is not unusual for the scriptures to speak of realities not seen. In a sense life is all about things invisible. All about the unseen forces of love and hate. How these unseen things manifest among friends, families and nations. In truth the things we see are often a mirror of what is unseen.
Faith is both a belief in, and an evidence of, realities not seen. A person of faith embraces these invisible realities because they have been touched by them. They have evidenced God working in their life and in the world. Their hope is tangible because they have experienced God themselves.
We arise in faith Lord declaring that you are Lord of all that is seen and unseen.
... this devotion is part of a series from the book of Hebrews.