SHOW ME A MIRACLE, THEN I’LL BELIEVE
“Show me a miracle, and then I will believe.”
No offense, but no, you won’t.
In the first century, thousands of people watched JESUS CHRIST himself perform numerous miracles….far too many to include in this piece, and yet only a small number believed in HIM.
No, GOD understands the fragility of a blind faith and that we need a reason to believe.
But even if we have what any rational person would consider a reason to believe, and regardless of how powerful or undeniable a reason it might be, many of us will still not believe.
We humans believe we are rational beings, and in one sense we are. Yet we tend more to irrationality. That’s when what we want to believe conflicts with what the evidence says we should believe.
Albert Einstein wanted to believe the universe was static and eternal. But his Theory of Relativity indicated that it was created. This vexed him greatly. He searched in vain for an error in his own research and had to reluctantly accept the fact that his Theory of Relativity proved that the universe was not cosmologically constant but had been created.
Yet, even with this evidence, Einstein could not bring himself to believe in a Creator GOD. Why? Because he did not want to.
No, it will take more than a miracle, at least the kind to which you are probably referring.
When we want to believe something or in someone, we will pile up reason after reason why we should.
When we do not want to believe something or in someone, we will pile up reason after reason to support why we cannot.
When this happens, we have decided that we are just going to be our own god. It’s self-love on steroids. And we’re still in control. Or, we think we are.
You will only believe in GOD, in HIS Son JESUS CHRIST, and in the truth and power of HIS RESURRECTION when and only when you decide you want to.
And why will I decide that I want to?
You will decide to because someone who loves you has asked GOD to work a work of HIS amazing grace in your heart.
HE will open your eyes and ears. You will hear HIS call. And you will come to accept the truth that GOD is GOD and you are not. You will come to believe and know that HE only wants the best for you in this life and for eternity.
You will come to see that GOD loves you more than you love yourself. And that HE truly is the ‘trifecta’ of life giving love.
1. HE gave you life.
2. HE gave you instructions as to how to live it abundantly.
AND 3, HE promised to send you HIS HOLY SPIRIT to HELP you.
Once you see this, understand it, and accept it, then YOU will actually BE
the greatest miracle of all.
OH! REALLY? Hmm…