Saturday, 1 March 2008

Is Seeing Believing?

‘Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed”’
John 20v29


‘How can you believe in someone you’ve never seen?’ This is one of the hardest questions I have come across that a couple of people have asked me. Good question… how do we know we believe in something real?

Thankfully, through the Bible, Jesus addresses this issue to us in the future, in a world where seeing is believing:

We cannot see wind, electricity or intense feelings like love, and unlike Thomas and the other disciples we have not seen Jesus in the flesh either.

However, we know Jesus is real because of the Bible, which has withstood the test of time and is still a book that is popular and in demand, believe it or not, across the globe. We also know Jesus is real because of his apparent work in our lives – our prayers to him are often answered and amazing things have happened because many have trusted in Him for guidance. Our realisation of our sin: that our world and we are completely messed up and are in desperate need of a Saviour, who has fulfilled all the prophecies written down in the Old Testament, and through his resurrection too reminds us of how Jesus definitely did come to save us and offer us a personal relationship with him by his amazing grace.

I think it’s great how this Bible verse is one of the most obviously relevant to us today, and that Jesus doesn’t just think about the past and present, but also about us in the future, who are reading what he says almost two thousand years later and haven’t seen him in the flesh… yet.

Because one day we will see Him, as revealed in Revelations 21:

‘And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and their God.’

And also in Revelation 22v4 we ‘will see his face’, when Jesus returns.

Imagine that day when we will see our amazing creator and saviour at last,
and how blessed are we now for having faith in the image of the invisible God?! I’m definitely looking forward to it.

For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him and through to him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.’ Colossians 1vv19-20

God bless,
Imogen xox

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