We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body. Colossians 1:15-17 (The Message)
I was speaking recently to a client about energy. He is depressed and grieving, and he is having trouble coming up with the energy to do what will be most helpful for him. We need to supply energy into a behavior, like exercise, in order to accomplish the goals we want. When we are depressed, there seems to be very little energy available. There are, I think both physical and emotional reasons for this. However, somehow, we need to find a way to manufacture energy to do things, especially when we lack motivation to do them. At that point, it is sheer discipline to do the things that are good for us, regardless of whether we are motivated to do it or not.
In thinking a little further, I see that all energy in the universe comes from the hand of God. He is the creator and sustainer of life- even those wild sub-atomic particles which make up matter- those things that I do not really understand.
So much of life is in the invisible realm. Coming up with the energy to do anything comes from a place of the invisible. We cannot see God, but we see his creation. We cannot see the cellular interactions in our body that give energy, but we rely on them for every movement we make.
So, it takes faith to move ahead, even when we do not want to. Faith that as we move, we will actually gain some momentum to move a little farther.
Prayer: Lord, your creation is marvelous, and your best work is invisible. Help us to make your presence more visible to others, Amen