Encouraging, Living, Reaching

May 2, 2017

Shane Johnson

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen are not made of things which do appear.  Hebrews 11:3

Carl Sagan is famous for saying, “The cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be.”  But he was wrong.  God said the things which are seen are not made of things which do appear.  We agree with Him.  Such is the nature of faith – it agrees with God, wholeheartedly.  Unbelief, that defiant spirit, disagrees with Him every time.

Way back in the 1700s, Thomas Hobbes said something very similar to Mr. Sagan and most of the Western world has been duped ever since: “All that is real is material, and what is not material is not real.”  But he was wrong too.  Their eyes see but their minds are blind.  These men, Sagan and Hobbes, professing to be wise have become fools (Rom. 1:22).

In history, there was another Thomas, called the Twin, one of the Twelve, and he too would not believe unless his eyes could see.  But he changed his mind.  When the risen Christ appeared to him showing him His hands and His side, he fell to his knees and recanted his words, saying of the Christ “My Lord and My God!”  One day all men will do the same.