painting of cathedral

Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.

With victorious
eyes of faith,
a valley
becomes a place
to find a lily fair.
A darkened night
Bids us fix our eyes
on the bright and morning star
and thus becomes heavens stair.
A trial becomes
a chariot of fire
to the cooling river
of life through prayer.
A test becomes a stepping-stone
to eternal treasures unseen.
A tortuous thorn
becomes an eternal diadem.
A heartache healed becomes
a triumphant mountaintop.
A failure becomes
a heavenly transport
Into the arms of a
Friend and,

With victorious
eyes of faith,
our Savior bids us
rise above it all
for it is with
His eyes we see that
the earthly weed
becomes the heavenly rose
and the worldly rose
becomes the heavenly weed.

For with
eyes of faith
our heightened
souls like
a light filled
cathedral can
rise above it all.
For nothing is
as it seems!