Do You Have to See?

Seeing is believing, or is it? Some need to see in order to believe. So much for their faith!

Think of Simeon who expected to see the Messiah before he died.

At that time there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon. He was righteous and devout and was eagerly waiting for the Messiah to come and rescue Israel. The Holy Spirit was upon him and had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. (Luke 2:25-26, NLT)

And those who wanted to see miracles in order to believe.
The news about his miracles had spread far and wide, and vast numbers of people came to see him. (Mark 3:8b, NLT)

Of course, we must mention Doubting Thomas.

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!”(John 20:27, NLT)

And those who refuse to believe, unless they see a miracle performed in their own way.

“He saved others,” they scoffed, “but he can’t save himself! So he is the King of Israel, is he? Let him come down from the cross right now, and we will believe in him! (Matthew 27:42, NLT)

Only Mary seemed to get it right. But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5, NLT)

What is preventing you from believing and obeying the one true God?

Prayer- Father God, help us see you with faith, believing. Amen.

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