“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1 NIV
I find it so interesting what we will and won’t allow ourselves to believe. We know that light travels 186,000 miles a second, even though we’ve personally never measured it. A scientist can tell us that there 100 trillion stars in the sky, and we accept it without question. We accept as absolute fact that an atom has neutrons and electrons spinning around a nucleus, even though we have never seen any of them. We agree that Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address, and that E does, in fact, equal mc2. We pride ourselves in being logical creatures who demand proof before believing most things. How is it, then, that we accept all these things I mentioned as facts, without ever demanding the proof of their authenticity?
And why is it that so many of us will reject Jesus – risking our eternal souls, even when presented with solid proof? What proof, you may ask? The witness of thousands of people who saw the miracles of Jesus! Testimonies from dozens who witnessed His death, then saw Him alive after His resurrection. And what about the fulfillment of prophecies concerning Jesus? Even after being shown so much solid evidence, many enlightened, logical people reject Jesus as “just some myth for the gullible.” In fact, the divinity of Jesus is just about the only thing people refuse to accept, even when evidence is overwhelming. Tell me, where is the logic in that? But it’s not about logic when it comes to Jesus. It’s about faith.
What about you? Are you willing to accept the truth of Jesus on faith? In fact, it’s the ONLY way you can accept Him. So, go ahead, take that leap of faith. Once you do, your life will be changed forever.