Dec 1 – Following Jesus Isn't Logical

2:335 – Following Jesus Isn’t Logical

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A star appears in the sky out of nowhere. A teenage mother is immaculately pregnant. Someone is raised from the dead. Demons are cast out. Wounds are healed. Men walk on water. A man is crucified and buried. Three days later he is raised from the dead. After 3,000 years, salvation is promised through belief and not by works. How is any of this logical? As a scientist it’s not. It is faith.

Today I was practicing for my role as a Wise Man during our Christmas cantata and my character is a man of logic. How strange all of this would be to a logical man back then. Heck, it’s strange for us nowadays.

The bottom line is believe in God isn’t logical, it is an act of faith.

Scripture
  • Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. – Hebrews 11:1
  • 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 people are without excuse. – Roman’s 1:20
Reflection

First we see what faith is. It isn’t blind faith in something, its confidence in what we hope for and assurance in what we don’t see. When we say we have faith in God, we know he exists and are confident.

Our second verse comes from Paul , a known logical man. It almost sounds paradoxical, in that the invisible has been seen, understanding what has been created, and where we stand with him. Sounds pretty illogical to me.

How can we see what’s not there. But we so see it. We see everything in the universe and know He is behind it all. We know that through Jesus we are saved.

Trying to scientifically explain God is like an ant trying to build a smart phone. We know how to build a smart phone, well a few of us do. An ant can never comprehend it, but can crawl across it and know it’s there.

So yes, believing in Jesus jsnt logical, that’s why faith is at the center of everything. As with my character at the end, I go home a new man.

Challenge

You dont need to apologize or try to logically prove your faith. Your faith is between you and God. It will show to others through your actions. Save your energy and share your story, faith with shine through you.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, we love everything you are and everything you’ve given to us. There is nothing logical about faith, but through our faith in you, we are rewarded with eternal life. Thank you for putting our minds at rest trying to explain you and help us focus on loving and sharing you always. In your name, Amen.

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