Last night I watched “The Santa Clause II” with Tim Allen. Not the greatest movie of all time, but not a total waste, either.
There is one line in there, however, that says a lot about what having faith in the unseen really means.
“Seeing isn’t believing. Believing is seeing.”
For some, the idea of an unseen God seems so foreign. How can a God exist who allows evil to flourish all over the world? If this so called omnipotent God is so perfect and good, then why does he sit back and do nothing?
Easy words, and a difficult question I cannot answer even now. All I can say is once I took up Jesus’s invitation to salvation, I began to see less of evil’s triumph, and more of the good. He shows me, bit by bit that even though evil lurks and wins many a battle on this earth, God also wins a few, and will in the end win this war.
He never said life would be fair or easy, but that as long as we believe and trust in him, we will see and take part in his ultimate triumph.
In fact, Jesus won the war 2000 years ago when he came to this earth and willingly — out of pure love — accepted the sacrifice for all our evil deeds. All he asks for in return is our love.
I can’t think of a better gift, for Christmas or any other day of the year.
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Hi Andra, don’t think I’ve ever posted a comment on this blog…usually just your MySpace one. I also know that this post is a bit old so I hope you don’t mind.
Anyway, any true artist knows that you have to stop looking and start seeing. When you look you get a quick precursory glance at something. But when you see you start seeing values, hues, details that you’ve never noticed before. Things that seemed hidden are there in plain view to be admired and enjoyed.
So, when people say, “why is God hidden? Why doesn’t he do something about all the evil in the world?” I know it’s because they are merely looking and only seeing what’s on the surface instead of seeing what lies deeper.
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Romans 1:18-20 (NIV)
How good to see you here.
Very well stated, and as for the scripture, it’s one of my favorites. Thank you.