Sunday, January 31, 2021

Some Things Are Hard to Believe

Some things are easy to believe. Other things are hard to believe. I once told a friend, “Would you believe me if I told you I have something in my pocket from the Titanic that sank in 1912?” 

He said, “The Titanic is at the bottom of the Atlantic. It’s impossible for you to have something in your pocket from there. Do you really think I would believe that?”  

I pulled a piece of coal out of my pocket and said, “This actually came from the Titanic and I can prove it.”
 
It was hard to believe, but it was true. I had watched a TV show that explored the Titanic wreckage. At the end of the program they sold chunks of coal they recovered from it. I bought a piece and have a certificate of authenticity to verify it came from the Titanic
 
Just because something is hard to believe doesn’t mean it’s not true. How did God split the Red Sea? How did Jesus open blind eyes? How did He multiply the food to feed 5,000 people? How did He rise from the dead? Faith isn’t based on our ability to understand, but on the truth of God’s Word.
 
Jesus said, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God” (Luke 18:27). Once we accept the fact that God can do what’s humanly impossible, it becomes easy to believe. Jesus performed many miracles, even though we can’t fathom how He did them.
 
I didn’t see them recover the coal but I believe the document telling me it’s authentic. And I wasn’t there to see Jesus do all those miracles, but I believe the document from people who saw them happen. You can believe in miracles too if you’ll trust the certificate of authenticity.
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