Unlimited: Through The Eyes of Faith
Feb 21, 2022 169
Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see (Hebrews 11:1, CEB).
Many people’s worldview can be defined as “scientific materialism,” which says that physical reality, such as can be accessed by the natural sciences, is all that exists. These people reject such things as life after death, the Kingdom of Heaven, and even God himself, out of hand.
However, the Bible teaches us a very different way of looking at reality. 1 Corinthians 15 has a fascinating discussion about physical and spiritual realities. It tells us that the natural (or the physical) points us to the spiritual, and the spiritual is far greater than the natural as the sun is to the moon in its light. To stop only at the physical is to miss out on the greater part of existence and reality.
There is a blessing for those who experience reality through the eyes of faith.
That’s why in Hebrews 11:1 it tells us that “faith” isn’t some fantasy. Faith is like another of the physical senses, except that it isn’t physical. To exercise faith is a real experience. It allows us to take hold of the unseen world of the spiritual.
After his resurrection, Jesus said to Thomas,
“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29, NIV).
There is a blessing for those who experience reality through the eyes of faith. To do that is to see God. – Eliezer Gonzalez
Reflection: There’s a special blessing in the words of Jesus to Thomas in John 20:29, for those of us who have lived after the apostles, and who cannot not see Jesus with our physical eyes. What do you think it is? Are you experiencing it?