By Faith, Not by Sight

I recently found a poetry blog called “dVerse – Poets Pub” that provides poetry prompts and allows poets to link back to their own blog from the poetry blog. Today’s poetry prompt was about knowing something is there even when we can’t see it: Poetics – Third Eye Open. I liked this prompt because it fits quite perfectly with what I normally write for my blog, and so I decided to take the challenge and write an extra post for this week in the form of a poem in answer to this prompt.

By Faith, Not by Sight

I do not see You
You are Spirit, the invisible God
Once I wondered “Are You real?”
Now by faith I believe

I do not see You
But I feel You, the gracious God
My heart understands “You are real”
Now by faith I believe

I do not see You
But I know You, the loving God
My soul rejoices “Love is real”
Now by faith I believe

Not by sight
But by faith
I see You

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


20 Responses

  1. This is just so good, Linda! That prompt was made for you. I can picture you coming across that and just not being able to let it go. 🙂 Loving all the support and exposure it is getting too, thus Jesus.
    God bless you, wonderful writer and friend!

    • Deb, I knew you would like this one. 🙂 You should check out dVerse and maybe submit your own poetry link some time. They have three opportunities a week to participate. I just added them to the blogs I subscribe to so I will get a notice when they have an opportunity. Peace, Linda

  2. Thanks for the poem and the link, Linda.
    ( Thanks for always finding links to share with us. Iron sharpens iron. Much appreciated!)
    I shall go a-reading!

    • Ann, I was pleasantly surprised by the poets from this site who came and commented and who also are believers! I’m sure not all who post their links at dVerse are, but it’s always a blessing to find fellow believers in the blogosphere. Peace, Linda

    • David, This comment made me smile. 🙂 The whole reason I blog is to help others know the love of God that I know. I’m glad I could provide an answer you were looking for. Peace, Linda

  3. smiles. that is the essence of faith…things that are yet unseen crashing into our reality…well penned and i echo the welcome to the pub…and hopefully we will be seeing you around…left a note for you in the comments as well…

    • Brian, What a blessing I have received in positive comments about this poem. I will certainly be back, and am looking forward to reading others poetry as well. Have read a few good ones already (but then had to take my son school shopping). So much to read and so little time it seems. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  4. hmm i agree – there are things we just can’t see with our normal eyes, no matter how hard we try…beautifully penned linda, nice to meet you and welcome at the pub….doors are open three times a week and there are always a lot of nice people around

    • Claudia, Thanks for the nice comment and welcome. I’m excited to have found the pub. Now just to find the time to spend there reading a bit of what others write as well. 🙂 Peace, Linda

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