Universities: Andrews, Loma Linda, Oakwood

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AUTHOR: Angel J. Rodriguez

Every year, several pastors come together to go salmon fishing. One pastor didn’t bring his polarized glasses. He noticed that his buddies could see the fish in the river and cast their fly presentations before them. While they caught one fish after another he caught nothing.

Then his friend realized what was happening. He said, “Come over here next to me.”

His friend passed an extra pair of glasses to him and pointed to the river. “Can you see now?”

The pastor replied, “Now I can see! There are salmon everywhere!”

One moment, the pastor could not see the fish. However, as soon as he put on the right glasses, his worldview changed.

In the time of Israel, Moses sent spies to go into the Promised Land to see the potential. Ten spies saw the obstacles that faced them. “We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land.” Numbers 13:27, 28  

Ten men saw danger and defeat. However, two of the spies could see the promise.

“And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it.” Numbers 13:30 When we see the promise of the second coming of Christ, we can understand why giving is important. We will see how God can use our gifts to help others see the promise before them.