"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." ~ John 1:1 (KJV)
Faith is a funny thing. Those without it don’t understand it; don’t connect with, get, or maybe even see those who do have it. But it goes beyond that. Those who live their lives in faith are shamed by the unbelievers. After all, how could an intelligent person believe in God?
But, I’ve seen too much to believe anything else. Once you know, you know, and there is no unknowing.
Miracles are everywhere. God is in everything. All we have to do is open our eyes.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s a little doubting Thomas on my shoulder. He is a scientific logical critical thinker who believes me to be a fool. Occasionally he sucks me into his worldly ways, into his confusion.
Then, however, comes the light, then comes grace. When your very being has known that indescribable peace, it cannot help but find you again. No matter how far you wander, nor what shiny object snatches your attention along the way, the peace that passes all understanding will find you.
You must choose to let it in. But, once you’ve had it, there is no mistaking the familiar knock on the door of your heart. You need only unlatch the door. Suddenly blues are more blue, the Son shines brighter, and possible holds entirely new meaning.
I’m not sure there is language to accurately or appropriately describe faith in a loving God. Even those words seem odd in black and white, and shockingly lacking.
The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article about science and God. According to that long standing secular publication, the more scientists learn, the more clear it is becoming that God simply must exist, and that He is indeed the great architect of it all.
Romanesco broccoli is one of my favorite things in the world (pictured above.) I know it seems like I just jumped the tracks, but stick with me, we’ll get there.
It’s delicious, especially when prepared just so. Mmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! But, the true feast is for the eyes. A realm of fractals in a wee bit of produce. The odds of that happening by chance are infinitesimally small, and that’s one example of one plant. Don’t get me wrong, romanesco broccoli is breathtakingly extraordinary in its own right, but a far cry from opposable thumbs, sentient thought, and spirit.
When we take a moment to consider the millions, if not billions, of accidents that would have had to take place in the perfect time, in precise succession, in order for us to come to be. My friend, it’s like winning the lottery innumerable times, exactly when and how each tiny precise development needed to happen. All so that man could walk the earth, create tools, develop relationships, explore, migrate, thrive, discover, settle down, realize the value of learning, learn, explore further, discover more, develop technology, all in perfect succession such that a crazy invention called a computer could be sitting in my lap in this very moment, I could be thinking these thoughts, and sharing them here.
All of that an accident? I don’t think so.
Sweet, sweet Father... Thank You for loving us enough to choose Creation. Thank You for the wonders of Creation. Thank You for the unimaginably vast variety of Your Creation. Thank You, for creating us, for loving us, for choosing to walk this journey of life with us. Amen.
"In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also. The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land." ~ Psalm 95:4-5 (NKJV)
"But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind." ~ Job 12:7-10 (ESV)
"For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God." ~ Romans 1:20 (NLT)
May the Good Lord bless you and keep you, friends... always, in all ways. Amen.
Bonus song of praise... ♥