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Feb15FriFebruary 15, 2013
So often we rely too much on our sight. We have convinced ourselves that we have to see it to believe it. Mark 15 “In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! 32 Let this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe. Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.” We are bombarded everyday with the visual, no wonder we feel like we need to see it to believe it. The news said, “A meteor streaked through the skies above Russia's Urals region Friday morning before exploding with a flash and boom that shattered glass in buildings and left about 1,000 people hurt, authorities said.” Did we see it? How do we know it was real if we did not see it? We even have to make sure that what we are seeing in print and on TV is real. Pictures have been photo-shopped, newscasts have a slant to them and that perfect song was lip-synced. If we want to believe the news is real, we actually have to believe they are telling the truth without seeing it. As far as the bible goes you cannot see it, as you were not there. You cannot see Abraham and Isaac, you cannot sea the Red Sea part, and you did not see the miracles Jesus performed. So the question is do you believe them even though you cannot see them. Everyday people turn to the Internet for their information. They read it and claim it as truth but when they read the bible they do not accept it as truth and question it’s authority. Is the author and perfector of our faith believable without seeing? This is the beauty of the bible; the more faith you have the better you see what is unseen. As you read and believe God’s word you then see perfectly. A lack of belief gives you faulty vision. The radical Christian lives by faith and even though he cannot see, he believes the things of God. So if God has given you a promise and you cannot see it happening at all, you must believe because “God does not speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” So as you continue this radical journey to the cross, trust and obey for there is no other way to see but to believe. Ask God today for a faith that sees.