In these days of pragmatism and scientific research, those of us that believe in the virgin birth of Yahshua, the reality of His resurrection and the concept of eternal life, are very much in the minority. The spirit of this age is earthbound, generally refusing to believe it can be interconnected with another form of life, and unable to grasp the dimension of eternity. Writing of the discrepancy between these two worlds J.B. Phillips reflects that Yahweh is not “…discoverable or demonstrable by purely scientific means, unfortunately for the scientifically minded. But that really proves nothing. It simply means that the wrong instruments are being used for the job.”
Everyone is born with an element of faith, and this is nurtured [or damaged] by the important caregivers in our early lives. There is a spiritual faculty attached to faith and this, too, may be nurtured. Such faith is an indefinable quality that surges up in response to an inner conviction of spiritual truth, and it grows as we interact with the things of the Spirit; as we develop our relationship with Yahweh and Yahshua. Equally our spiritual faith can begin to shrivel if we focus our attention away from Yahshua and onto material things. Or if we allow scientific research to confuse and undermine our values.
We who believe are people of mystery! We see the invisible, believe the impossible, trust in the unknown, look towards the incredible. Our hope is locked into events that took place almost two thousand years ago, yet our faith is relevant, alive, and able to keep us grounded in the world of today. However, though we may live in this world, we claim no permanent home here, we’re simply passing through, temporary residents, foreigners; we are looking towards a glorious future city beyond the scope of our imagination. [Hebrews 13:13-14]
Are you earthbound? Or are you marching to the beat of a different drum? Is your heart alight with the wonder of Yahweh, your spirit quickening with love as you think of Yahshua? Do you thrill with delight at thoughts of an eternal home? Yes? You are a person of mystery!
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