Recently, while in a hospital lobby, I watched as a maintenance employee went about his work. He had his ipod playing and was using a type of ladder that I had seen on infomercials. He folded it several ways and then when he had folded it so it was twenty feet high, he climbed to the top of it and straddled the top, not thinking twice about whether it would hold him or not. He exercised great faith in that ladder. It seems logical that the ladder will support him no matter how high he climbs.
One of the greatest tests of faith in something of this world is at the Grand Canyon. For a price, visitors can walk out onto a glass Skywalk that spans seventy feet out from the west rim of the canyon. Four thousand feet above the Colorado river, people can behold God's glory and splendor there like nowhere else. Nobody thinks, “What if it doesn't hold us?”. Engineers can give you all the facts as to why it can support up to seventy-one million pounds. That's seventy-one fully loaded 747 airplanes. All the numbers add up and people have no fear of falling through the floor. It's all logical.
We all show faith everyday with little thought of it. We push a remote control knowing the television will come on. We pull up a chair to the dining table and sit down, the thought of it crashing to the floor with us in it never entering our mind.
Faith is the easiest thing to show in inanimate objects, yet try to tell people who do not have a relationship with Jesus they must have faith, and, sometimes, it's like pulling teeth. They think faith is illogical.
Many times I see logic taking the place of faith. Despite what people think, faith and logic are not interchangeable. I know people who think since you can't prove God exists by writing numbers and equations on a dry erase board, He obviously does not exist. Try telling them to have faith, and they will laugh it off saying having faith is showing weakness. Yet these same people have faith in worldly things around them, and think nothing about it.
Jesus said to Thomas in John 20:29, “...blessed are they that have not seen, yet have believed.”
That seems to be thing with people who think logic explains everything. If you can not see it, it must not exist.
And Paul wrote to the Romans, “So faith comes by hearing what is told, and what is heard comes by the preaching of the message that came from the lips of Christ the Messiah Himself. “ (Romans 10:17) As Christians, we hear the Good News about Christ and we believe that Message.
We can't put our hands on it. We can't physically see it. Yet we are so joyous because of one thing:
We have Faith!