“We walk by faith, not by sight.” The few years we have on earth are precious to us. They are what we can consciously comprehend. But the same God who gave us this three-dimensional experience has promised us eternal dimensions far above and beyond anything we can imagine or comprehend. He asks only that we trust Him and demonstrate that trust in all-out commitment of all we are and have to Him and to our fellow persons for His sake.
This is what faith is all about. As a matter of fact, if we really knew what lay ahead of us in that eternal world that is to come, we would be too anxious to enter its portals and much too impatient about the few years and many tasks and hard problems of this temporal existence.
We can stop being cowards and begin taking risks for God. We are the inheritors of His great Kingdom, heirs and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ Himself. Whatever we tenaciously hold on to in this life eventually turns to ashes. Whatever we painfully, responsibly, and lovingly give away really enhances our lives here, and in the process of thereby serving others we serve our gracious God.
It is the risk we can well afford to take, one that we will begin taking when “we walk by faith, not by sight.”