Thought for the day. Is seeing really believing?
It's what they say isn't it?
Seeing is believing!
Makes sense. If you see something then it's real. So if we can't see something then it's probably not real.
Oh. No wait. That's not right!
I sat in the car the other day at Windyhill Road and watched thewindmills. I love windmills. Stemming back from a strange little movie I watched in my childhood, I've always loved windmills but I digress.
It's funny, we can see the turning blades but we can't see the cause orthe effect. We cannot see the wind. We can see the effect it has on trees, on clouds, on windmills. We can feel it on our faces. Feel it in our hair, but we can't hold on to it.
We can't see the electricity that's generated by the wind powering thewindmills. But we can see what it does when we turn on the tv. It helps us light the dark, so we can see the effect of the electricity without seeing the electricity itself. But we believe that both are there because we have been taught about them. We know how they work
I guess you can see where I'm going with this. (See what I did there??)
As Christians we constantly get asked for proof. "Show me God is real and I'll believe!"
We believe in the wind that we cannot see, yet we can feel.
We know we have a soul but we cannot see it but we feel it and feel with it.
We believe in love, but we cannot see it because we feel it.
We can't see God, but oh boy can we feel Him moving through this world!!!
The Holy Spirit moves through us like a soul shaking wind. We can't see it but we know that it's real.
Well first and foremost it's our faith. But also because just like we are taught about wind power and electricity, we also have the study tools to learn about the Holy Spirit and the effect that God can have in our lives. There is actually a pretty detailed text book that can help us understand!
So seeing isn't always believing, but luckily for us we know that what we cannot see is real. It is wonderful. It is challenging and it is eternal! We cannot see it. We can see it's cause and effect and while we cannot touch it, we CAN hold on to it. And it holds on to us.
Here's a line from that textbook I was telling you about.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18