April 6, 2012

I Believe

Two of the many things I know to be true, but defy understanding, include infinity and what makes the heart start beating in a fetus.

I believe infinity exists, because I know there is no wall out there a billion light years away, but even if there were, there must be something on the other side. Like another infinity.

One explanation of how the heart starts beating in a fetus is that the contractions arise “spontaneously”  22 days after conception.  Spontaneously is defined in the dictionary as “occurring as a result of a sudden inner impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus.”  Wow! I don’t understand that but obviously, something starts the heart beating.

Each Easter morning throughout the world, Christians celebrate Jesus’s Resurrection from the dead. That miracle defies understanding, but I believe it as a matter of faith and because of the evidence reported in the Bible.

The Scriptures record that Jesus was seen many times after his Resurrection, not as an apparition, but someone who walked, talked and ate with those who saw him. And I believe that without the Resurrection the frightened disciples would never have been heard from again.  Instead the Resurrection  transformed them into flaming, fearless evangelists. who changed the course of history.

Finally, I am a "Big Godder." I believe in a Big God who Is Creator of the universe, who is capable of miracles that defy understanding and who can raise the living from the dead.

I recently heard a gospel song by Bill and Gloria Gaither that expresses how I feel about  the miracle of the Resurrection. Here are the first lines of the lyrics:
I believe, help thou my unbelief. 

I take the finite risk of trusting like a child.
I believe, help Thou my unbelief.
I go into the unknown, trusting all the while.