We are all pretty certain that we see what is in front of us. It is a certainty that stands us in good stead almost all the time. However, there is always a “however” when you are talking about sermons, there are times when we don’t see what is plainly in front of us. The example I use in both sermons is how people who have collisions with motorcycles very frequently say, “I didn’t see them.” We see what we expect to see and, even more critically, we don’t see what we don’t expect to see. The two nameless disciples who were on their way to Emmaus didn’t recognize Jesus because either they were prevented by divine power or because they didn’t see him.
The point I was hoping to make is that we are frequently blind to what is, not because it isn’t there but because we don’t see it. We don’t see the motorcyclist even though they are there. We don’t see Jesus, even though he is there.
Knox Presbyterian What don’t we see? (to download, right click and select “Save Link As . . .”)
St. Mark’s Presbyterian What don’t we see? (to download, right click and select “Save Link As . . .”)