Friday, October 25, 2019

Trust In What You Cannot See

25 October

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.  (1 Tim 1:17; NIV)

I am still amazed every time I run into someone who does not believe in God, and it has to do with the reason why they don't believe.  Many people have told me over the years; the reason they don't believe in God is that they cannot see him.  These same people put their trust in so many other things which they cannot see.  They flip on a switch in their house, expecting the light to turn on without seeing the electrical current flow through the system.  How about an elevator.  When those doors close how do we know it is not going to fall down the shaft; I cannot see the cables that hold it up, but I trust and believe it is going to work and work right.

I spent over twenty years working with electricity.  I know the theory behind it and its final outcome, but it makes no sense to me.  Let's face it, how many of us fully understand it, and yet we believe that the lights, tv, frig, and everything else electrical are going to come on?  Something else I know about electricity is that you have to respect it.  You have to believe it is there, and you have to respect it.  The moment you stop respecting electricity, it will shock and burn you. 

This reminds me of God.  I cannot see him, but I know he is here.  I can see his handy work everywhere I look.  I also know there is a time coming when those who do not believe in or trust God, those who do not respect him will feel his shock and burn in their lives.  This not what he wants to do; he wants to make life easier for us. He wants to help us, and respect and love are all he asks in return. 

Electricity and God both are powerful, but only one wants to adopt us into the family and spend eternity with us.  Guess which one it is.


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