We Walk By Faith and Not by Sight (ELW 635)
1 We walk by faith and not by sight;
with gracious words draw near,
O Christ, who spoke as none e’er spoke:
“My peace be with you here.”
2 We may not touch your hands and side,
nor follow where you trod;
but in your promise we rejoice,
and cry, “My Lord and God!”
3 Help then, O Lord, our unbelief;
and may our faith abound
to call on you when you are near
and seek where you are found:
4 That, when our life of faith is done,
in realms of clearer light
we may behold you as you are,
with full and endless sight.
This hymn is about the Christian faith. It focuses on how Christians believe in Jesus Christ, even though they cannot see him. It relates well to our scriptures this week. Believing in Jesus Christ with our hearts and minds, without feeling the need to physically see or touch Him. It also talks about the promise in Jesus Christ and the joy Christians feel when they believe in him. I know I feel joyous when I think of Jesus Christ and my relationship with him. I am thankful for how he helps guide me, mold me, and transform me into a better person every day, every season, and every year of my life. Do you feel this way too, when thinking about Jesus? This hymn is typically sung during the Easter season. So consider it even now as Easter approaches!
Dear Jesus, thank you for returning the love for us that we have for you in our hearts. Amen.