The phrase “seeing is believing” is so strong in today’s society of skepticism. We have such a hard time believing in something that maybe isn’t physically there, and God is well aware of this characteristic about us as human beings. When Jesus came to earth, he performed many miracles & many people needed to see them in order to know that Jesus was indeed the Messiah. Jesus even comments on this in John 4:48 in response to being asked to heal a son of an official for the king, “Unless you people are dazzled by a miracle, you refuse to believe.”
Jesus healed the boy from afar, and the official and his whole household then believed. The Bible is filled with stories of miracles and yet every generation needs to see them in order to be satisfied. A miracle is defined as a surprising and welcomed event, which is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency. Miracles can take many forms – physical ailments, mended relationships, “winning” against the odds, etc… For those who have faith, we don’t necessarily need miracles to secure and continue our faith, however when we do hear of them, they may strengthen our faith and the love we have for our Father in heaven. Hebrews 11 demonstrates what faith looks like and the product of incredible faith through Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Moses and many more.
More specifically, Hebrews 11:1-3 declares this, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
Have you witnessed a miracle? Do you have a need one in your life? Only God has the ability and infinite wisdom to grant you what you truly need in life – allow your faith to be something highly praised by God because you are so certain of what you may not physically see. Read Hebrews 11 and experience what divine faith looked like.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is see, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
(2 Corinthians 4:18).