Thursday, July 14, 2011

Have Faith in God

I read an article today from a church newsletter we receive (we have no idea how we ended up on their mailing list) that I wanted to share with you about Faith's Object.

A young skeptic said to an elderly lady, “I once believed in God, but since studying science I am convinced that God is an empty word.”

The lady replied, “Well, I have not studied science, but since you have, maybe you can tell me from whence came this egg.”

“Why, of course, from the hen,” was the reply.

“And where did the hen come from?”

“Why, the egg.”

“And perhaps,” she said, “you can tell me which existed first.”

“The hen, of course,” rejoined the young man.

“You mean that a hen existed without having come from an egg?”

“Oh, no,” he said, “I should have said the egg was first.”

“Then you mean that an egg existed without having come from a hen?”

He exclaimed, “You’ve got me all mixed up.”

She drove home her point: “Young man, since you cannot explain the existence of even a hen or an egg without God, you cannot expect me to believe that you can explain the existence of the whole world without Him.”

The Bible says in Hebrews 11:1 that
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

I've been dealing with some serious health issues for some time now, and I'm not being very patient with the lack of a diagnosis at this point. But I do firmly believe in God, and I do have faith that He will use whatever happens in my life to my good, if I only trust in Him. I'm thankful that I have that assurance in my life.


Anji said...

Excellent! I'll try that one out next time we talk about faith.

I've noticed it's often people who suffer the most who have the greatest acceptance and faith. The very ones you might think would be driven away from God.

Dirty Butter said...

Jesus said he came to save the sinners, not the ones who thought they were OK.

Someone on Facebook said they thought a story like this originated with Einstein, but I couldn't find any reference to it on Google.