Sunday, January 25, 2009

Those Who Have Not Seen

Sometimes I wish that I could see a miracle that would once and for all show me that God is truly involved with our day-to-day lives. If I could have just seen Jesus walk on water or feed 5000, if I could see an undeniable miracle of God today, then I know I would be really dedicated to Him.

Then I read about a widow in I Kings 17. God through Elijah, saves her life and the life of her son by providing them with food for a significant period of time. Yet, it is not until Elijah brings her son back to life that she says, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth." And what about those who saw Jesus walk on water and raise Lazarus from the dead? Did they fair any better? Peter still denied Jesus and all the others ran away. They still failed to see that He was God in the flesh.

It seems that seeing miracles does not ensure that we will follow or even believe. I guess this is what Jesus meant when He said, "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe".

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