The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas

The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas
We are all like sea shells tossed about in rough waters and being re-shaped in wondrous ways. But have you ever contemplated the notion that sea shells have to complete their journey through the rough waters before they get to rest on the shore? Yeah, we are ALL like sea shells and Heaven is The Great Shore.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lessons From The Horizon

Good Morning God,

Father, Thank You for The Horizon. 

Thank You for the eyes to be able to see to the very edge of what I then Can NOT see.
Thank You for the knowledge that there is more out there than my weak human eyes can detect.  
God, I can not see beyond the horizon, yet I know that what I CAN see is not all that exists.  
This sounds so simple...yet this same principal applies to why I believe in YOU.
Thank you for Faith.

God, when people say that they can't see You and therefore don't believe that You exist, are they relying on their human eyes?  
Don't they know that it takes faith to see some of the best things in life?
We can't see love, but by faith we know that it exists. 
We can't see a friends' forgiveness of a wrong we committed, but by faith we know it exists.

There are plenty of things, that we deal with every day, that can not be seen with human eyes, 
And when we encounter such a situation, we utilize tools that help us see better.

We have lots and lots of such tools including glasses, contact lenses,  microscopes, telescopes, and all sorts of special cameras for speeding things up or slowing things down. 

But we also use larger tools when we need them; such as satellites.
We use these tools for everything from watching television to predicting weather to waging war. 
Whether large or small, each time we use one of these tools, we confirm that human eyes have finite limits.

So why do people get so frazzled when they can not see you God?
They need the right tool for that.
And that tool is called Faith.

There are others who mentally process the subject of Your Existence in just the opposite fashion.
Rather than express frustration about looking For but not being Able to see you God, these folks claim that no logical person would ever even Try. 
Instead of looking for You, they say that there is no logical proof of Your existence, and declare that You are a myth.

These folks are all about Logic.

God, will this help them?:

1. Evil exists! (Copious acts of evil have been recorded throughout history. Evil is clearly documented.)
2.The presence of evil demands its' opposite in order to define its' own boundaries; otherwise there would be no compare/contrast and we would be unable to perceive evil from that which is not evil.
3. Therefore: If evil exists, then according to logical principals, that which is not evil must also exist.
4. That which is not evil is good.
5. The name for the ultimate Evil is Satan
6. The name for the ultimate Good is God.
7. God exists! 

Perhaps that is too simple an explanation for the Intelligent Folks of this world?
Perhaps they crave a more detailed set of proofs?

But what if no further proof is needed?
And what if is it really IS this simple?

God, Thank you for the Horizon.

In Him,

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