by Randy Chambers, 2014-11-30
John 20:25, NIV: So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the
Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my
finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe
Do we ever filter faith through the reason of science? If we cannot touch,
taste, smell, see, hear or measure; we cling to what is tangible, stick to the
facts, and overlook the seemingly inexplicable. “Now faith is the substance of
things hoped for, and the evidence of things unseen.” Is seeing believing? Do we
need a sign? What do we require before we will allow ourselves to see that God
is real, and all else, fleeting? Would it not be a shame if the reality of God is
restricted to times of corporate worship, and laid aside at the church exit on
our way out to face the “real” world? Did we ever stop to consider that the
unseen things of God might indeed be measurable, provable, and observable?
Perhaps most people just don’t have what’s needed to measure, prove and observe.
“He who has ears, let him hear.”