Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Microscope of Faith

Currently I am engaged in another “breadbox excavation” ... that is:  I’m rummaging through old letters and journal entries.  I just came across this written in 1992:

How hard it is to see things from our tiny perspective!  We peer and strain and turn every which way to make sense of it all.  Perhaps that's when the microscope of faith comes in so handy. 

Through the “microscope of faith,” we’re able to see things we could not otherwise detect.  We don't see God or angels or the Kingdom of heaven with our naked eyes.  Yet they are real, just as surely (and even MORE surely) than are tiny one celled creatures.  We believe in bacteria and viruses, even though no one ever saw them before magnification. 

We can believe in God, too, but not without the magnification of the gift of faith.  It is through this that we see things as they really are.     

"Now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror; then, we shall see face to face.   My knowledge is imperfect now; then I shall know even as I am known."  (1 Corinthians 13:12)