Of Things Seen And Things Unseen – ML DEVOTIONAL
The world as we know it is more than what meets the eye. There are things we cannot see, but we know to exist. There are forces that we know are at work, but we find it difficult to explain. After much study, most people would agree that the physical pales compared to the things that remain unseen to our eyes.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.Hebrews 11:1-3
For by it the elders obtained a good report.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Faith. The much talked about, often misunderstood, easily misplaced, painful to lose, harder to regain force that governs the universe as we know it. And even more, than we know.
We believe in different things, but one thing a lot of us share is a faith in God. A big problem though is that many of us do not know the God that we believe in. Many others do not understand what exactly faith is.
What Is Faith?
There are many definitions of “Faith” and despite how correct they are, we often misuse them interchangeably. I’ll love for us to understand the word first, before building on it.
Faith is the process of forming or understanding abstractions, ideas, or beliefs, without empirical evidence, experience, or observation.
This idea in itself could seem stupid, unscientific, irrational or uneducated. But then evidence abounds that there is more to this world than meets the eyes.
Faith is also defined as a trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal.
Here, we are talking about trusting in God’s ability to do things we as humans cannot do. To control things beyond our control. To manifest things beyond our power, often in ways, we cannot understand.
Scientifically, there is the big bang theory, which states that the world came about as a result of an initial explosion of a small singularity. There is also the theory of evolution on how humanity is a product of the evolution of all organisms from a singular one in a distant past.
There Is A God
As a Christian though, we believe in the world being a product of a thoughtful God, who intentionally designed the world as is.
It is easy to not believe in God or creation and to rather, seek an alternative explanation. But all you need to do is research on the possibility of the world randomly coming into place, then having its contents in its current measurements, dimensions, and positions.
It is scientifically proven that if the earth was hotter, colder, bigger, smaller, flatter, rounder, closer or further from the sun or moon, too oxygenated or less oxygenated, it would not only be very different but also difficult, if not impossible for humans to survive on.
It took a lot of planning to put gravity in place, at the right pressure, to sync the oceans’ tide with the moon, and to balance the sun not to burn out the earth.
Ask a scientist or an engineer to design a functional human. The result will be different from the mysterious beauty that we currently are. From our physical to our chemical composition, we are a product of the highest quality of craftsmanship.
In summary, the world as we know it is too complex to have been a product of randomization. It can only have been a creation of an All-Knowing, Timeless and All-Powerful God.
This God, though unseen, is interested in you.
In the tiniest aspect of your life, the same way He bothered to create the ant and give it its place in the grand scheme we call our eco-system.
In the big things of your life, the same way humans are the crowning piece of His creation process.
A God, powerful enough to speak everything you can see and more into existence, yet detail-oriented, careful, and passionate enough to sculpt man in a way that still baffles mechanical engineers. He is also powerful enough to handle every aspect of your life.
Just as He put breath into man, He is willing to put new breath in all your situations.
All He requires is for you to trust in Him. To believe in His creating and recreating power. For you to have faith in Him. For you to believe that He is enough for you, both in things seen and unseen.