Artifact? (1 Corinthians 15:3-8)

The patient had a stormy course since being admitted to the hospital a week ago. What was first suspected as a bad case of influenza had rapidly degenerated into something far more serious as he descended into a coma accompanied by the signs and symptoms that strongly suggested a blood infection. Yet, all microbiological cultures were negative. All of his organ systems were failing and nearly every medical and surgical specialist in the hospital was consulted on this case. The entire hospital was anxious, unsure whether we were encountering a new disease, a new infectious agent, or an atypical presentation of a well-established disease. When the patient died, the responsibility fell on my shoulders to perform the autopsy and arrive at a diagnosis.


I directed the autopsy team to take additional safety precautions. The body demonstrated the usual changes of an overwhelming infection with uncontrolled bleeding in every organ. In addition to the usual tissue samples for microscopic examination, I recovered samples for additional microbiological cultures and for electron microscopic study.


A few days later, I was reviewing the tissue sections with my usual light microscope. There was no evidence of any infectious agent, just extensive tissue death. During my review, I was interrupted by dozens of physician specialists, anxious to learn what I found. I was stymied, unable to add anything to the discussion that had already encompassed the patient. Frustrated, I re-reviewed the patient’s medical record, attempting to find any clue that may have been missed to explain the findings. My futile search was interrupted by my colleague, Dr. Jake Smith.


“Hey, got a minute? I need to show you something.”


Jake was an expert in electron microscopy and microbiology. Unlike the light microscope, the usual workhouse of the diagnostic pathologist, a transmission electron microscope was only used sparingly, usually for research purposes. Using electrons instead of visible light, the magnification was increased over a thousandfold, adding a powerful tool to the diagnostic armamentarium of the pathologist. One of my professors in residency once jocularly stated, “An electron microscope only magnifies something you already don’t know.”


Not this time.


There amidst the grainy black and white photographs, was a peculiar structure. To my eye, it looked like an artifact, but to my colleague, it was breathtaking!


“Look at this!” He excitedly pointed.


“It’s not an artifact?” I sheepishly admitted.


“No! That is what someone else also said!” He chuckled and shook his head. “It is a variant of a virus, a virus-like particle. There is one case report describing something like this with a similar clinical course. This may be the second case.”


It was the answer we were seeking. The next week, I presented the findings at a hospital-wide conference and gladly gave all the credit to my colleague, Jake. His astuteness identified a subtle change in the tissue, misinterpreted by others as an artifact.


An artifact is defined as:

-a substance or structure not naturally present in the matter being observed but formed by artificial means, as during preparation of a microscope slide.

-a spurious observation or result arising from preparatory or investigative procedures.

-any feature that is not naturally present but is a product of an extrinsic agent, method, or the like

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To the untrained eye, many artifacts mimic the natural biological process or diseases. A spurious change in the EKG, an out of range laboratory value, an unusual shadow on an x-ray-the task for all physicians is to discern and separate the artifacts from the true pathology. What is true for medicine is also true for supernatural spiritual encounters with God.


Cynics are quick to dismiss the entire resurrection experience as an artifact, a spurious event conjured by the deluded disciples. They aver that the followers of Jesus Christ were so desperate to believe that Jesus Christ was their Messiah, they fabricated the story that He was not dead, but alive. Extreme wish fulfillment? Mass hallucination? Isn’t this a fantasy, a mythical tale? How could a man die and be brought back to life after three days? How could God die and be resurrected? Wasn’t this an artifact?


For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.

1 Corinthians 15:3-8 (ESV)


The entire Christian faith rests upon one fact, Jesus Christ is resurrected from the dead. In the face of overwhelming evidence and eyewitnesses, even the harshest of critics of the day could not refute the Truth of the Resurrection. The Apostle Paul wrote the verses above within twenty years of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His bold account could be refuted by no one. How could it? Many of the eyewitnesses to the resurrection, including himself, were still alive. Even when beaten, tortured, and martyred, no one ever denied the Truth of the resurrection.


The Resurrection is an artifact! It is an extrinsic agent, intervening in history. It is Almighty God raising His Son, Jesus Christ, from the dead. Take the time to investigate the evidence for yourself. It is the only artifact when placed under the microscope of critical analysis, will be proven as the Truth!


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.



All I Have Are Good Memories (Psalms 121:1-2)

“It was a wonderful vacation and all I have are good memories.”


I was composing an email to our friends with whom we traveled to another country. It was an amazing journey but not without some drama. During the trip, the travel agency with whom we arranged many of the activities made several critical errors, resulting in missed restaurant reservations, insufficient numbers of tickets for various attractions, and less than accommodating hotel rooms in spite of the advertised promises. Our friend’s family was also dealing with health issues involving other members of their family and they needed to devote time on the phone to address these concerns. These issues led to several episodes of stress and conflict between our families, which could have marred an otherwise lovely vacation. Thankfully, by the end of the trip, we recognized these difficult periods were overshadowed by the magnificence and grandeur of the foreign land and the strength and tenderness of our friendship.


Anyone who has hiked a mountain range has experienced the views from the valley floor and the mountain peaks. While the peaks may be seen from the valley floors, at the top of the highest peaks, the valley floors are often obscured and one may only be able to see the other peaks. God continually reminds us that although we experience peaks and valleys through our journey through life, if we remain faithful to Him, He promises to see us through. At the end of the journey, He gives us the vantage point of viewing our past from only the mountain peaks, overlooking the valleys that were temporary obstacles and low points.


I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?

My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Psalms 121:1-2 (ESV)


Is it any wonder that when God desires to uplift our spirits and encourage us, He uses the image of hills and mountains? As we lift our eyes upward, God allows us to only view the peaks to remember the times that He kept His promises to always help us. God, the Creator of heaven and earth, knows how to preserve the best memories of Himself to carry us through our most painful trials.


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.



“How Could You Do This?” (Romans 8:20)

The doorbell of the front door of my office rang out about 45 minutes earlier than when the first couriers came. How odd, I thought. It was 740 AM and only my billing manager and myself were at the office. With no one in the front office, I answered the door. A man was standing, clutching a paper in his hand.


“Why are you sending my son to collections? How could you do this? He’s just a kid, 19 years old!”


My bewildered look only served to inflame his anger.


“HOW could you do this?” He repeated, shouting loud enough for the entire building complex to hear.


I needed to defuse this situation. “Sir, I am unfamiliar with your son’s case but I would like to work with you to resolve this.” I opened the door and invited him to enter our office and introduced him to my billing manager. After a few tense minutes, my manager was able to calm him down and show how we made repeated attempts to call and contact his son over the previous 4 months. As a last attempt, we sent him a voicemail on his cell phone stating that he would be sent to collections. The reason for the unresponsiveness was immediately clear to his father. The referring dermatologist had copied down the wrong address. Mollified, he abruptly apologized, agreed to pay the balance on his son’s bill and then quickly exited our office.


Jumping to conclusions, we have all been there. How often have I been furious over situations that I erroneously concluded that the other party was at fault? A missed automatic payment occurred because I neglected to update my credit card. An insurance contract unexpectedly expired because I answered a question incorrectly. I often jump to hasty conclusions over conflicts involving human relationships. Do I do the same with God?


But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?”

Romans 8:20 (ESV)


The Bible warns us about arriving at a hasty explanation for our circumstances. God has created each of us for specific purposes. Throughout our lives, some of these purposes are revealed to us. However, many purposes remain hidden. Only in the presence of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will God’s complete purpose for my life be revealed to me. The physical limitations I complained about were a solemn opportunity to allow God to show His grace and mercy in my life to encourage others with a similar plight. The professional relationship that soured was God protecting me from a future litigious onslaught. I have seen these and many other examples in my life and I continue to be humbled and in awe of God’s providence. In spite of this knowledge and experience, I may still complain about the circumstances of my life.


How could I do this?


I am a sinner and I desperately need a Savior to restore my broken, corrupted soul and strengthen and broaden my faith.


I need Jesus Christ.


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


Too Close (Matthew 27:46)

I was listening to my colleague recount a vexing problem for his company. A few months ago, they hired a consulting company to address leadership issues. Their conclusion was a perception from many of their employees that he and his partner, who founded the company, gave preferential treatment to their friends, promoting them or rewarding them with high ranking positions in the company. He acknowledged that while this was partially correct, it was a very narrow view of the entire company. Nonetheless, this perception eroded the morale of the company and led to many employees grousing about their positions and negatively affecting their overall performance.


As he evaluated the recommendations, he realized the problem, he was too close to the situation. Although he always sought to be fair and objective with all his employees, his relationships with his friends clouded his judgment. He had worked with many of them in other companies and had vetted them. When he founded his company, he purposefully placed them in these positions of leadership because he trusted them and knew they would be great assets. Unfortunately, outsiders and other employees did not share his enthusiastic support from his friends.


Too close.


How often I have experienced this same issue? I can objectively listen to patients explain their medical problems to me and help them navigate some of their complex socio-economic issues that may hinder their care. Yet, when I confront problems that involve myself within my professional or personal relationships, I often allow my emotions and personal feelings to intrude. I cannot stand back and objectively evaluate the situation.


And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Matthew 27:46 (ESV)


This heart-wrenching cry from Jesus Christ was directed to God, His Father. For the first time in His life, Jesus Christ, the perfect Man, experienced the full and unfathomable weight of the sin of all eternity. For the first time in His life, He was separated from God. How could God, His Father, look upon His suffering Son and not rescue Him from a humiliating and excruciating death?


God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one. There is no closer relationship in all creation. Unlike the relationships that I have, God’s relationships are not vulnerable to the same weaknesses of emotions and feelings that I harbor. He allowed the Crucifixion of His own Son because of His love for all of us. Sin had ruptured the perfect relationship between God and man. The only way this relationship could be restored was a supernatural intervention. Jesus Christ received the punishment for sin that we rightfully deserve because only a perfect sacrifice could be given. Jesus Christ willingly obeyed His Father and died a painful and horrific death. Three days later, God the Father, raised Him from the dead. The Resurrection proved that Jesus Christ conquered death, the tragic result of our sins. All who place their trust in Him by confessing and repenting of their sins and accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will have salvation and eternal life.


We can be close to God because His perfect love brought all of mankind close to Him through the sacrifice of His only Son, Jesus Christ. We can never be too close to God because this is His eternal plan for us.
Praise God for His continued presence in our lives!


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


“No Regrets!” (Philippians 4:2-3)

The email came from a young man that I had met six months earlier. He was the nephew of a close friend and was visiting her after graduating from medical school. He was applying to pathology residencies and had some questions about training programs. His aunt asked me if I would be willing to speak to him and I gladly obliged. He visited my office and we spoke for about an hour, even reviewing microscopic slides of various diseases of the liver and pancreas. His enthusiasm was infectious and refreshing. We parted with an understanding that he would keep me apprised of his progress.


The email was bubbling with his experiences during his first month of pathology training. He was working 10-12 hours a day and he rattled off a list of rare and exotic diseases that he had seen, topics that would only interest another pathologist, surgeon, or oncologist. His last words ended with a rousing, “ No regrets in picking pathology!”


I smiled as I reminisced about the first month of my pathology residency. Pathologists are the doctor’s doctor, the physician that teaches other physicians. No other medical specialty demands such an intimate knowledge of all diseases, many of which other physicians may never encounter in their entire career. He was experiencing the same wonder that I and all of my colleagues experience. The email invigorated me when I most needed it.


It had been a trying two weeks in my professional life. I was dealing with an interpersonal drama with one of my dermatology residents, struggling with personality clashes within my office, and wrestling with lapses in service with my billing company. I was physically and emotionally drained, so much so, that I was even discouraged to go to work. These issues had exhausted my enthusiasm for practicing pathology. I often tell my residents and colleagues, “Medicine is not the most challenging aspect of my job. It’s all the other stuff.”


Even in our spiritual walk with God, it is the other stuff that sometimes gets in the way of our relationship with Him. Disagreements with fellow musicians over the direction of the worship team, conflicts over the selection of programs for our children, disappointment because previously agreed upon tasks were not carried to completion by fellow church members-all of these can quickly escalate to resentment and discouragement, hindering our devotion to God and fomenting strife.


I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord.

Philippians 4:2 (ESV)


The Bible does not reveal the nature of the disagreement between these two church members, Euodia and Syntyche. Yet, the fact that the Holy Spirit directed the Apostle Paul to record this earnest plea in his letter to the Philippian church is a reminder that these interpersonal clashes were also a part of the everyday life of the early Church. In the very next verse, Paul justifies his words when he asks his fellow worker, Epaphroditus, to help these women resolve their conflict. They needed to put aside their temporary disagreements and focus upon the fact that all of their names were recorded in the Book of Life; they all had eternal salvation with God through faith and belief in Jesus Christ. This is what they all needed to keep in mind.


Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Philippians 4:3 (ESV)


The other stuff, the non-medical issues, still remain and undoubtedly others will emerge. It was this timely email from this young pathology resident that reminded me that in spite of my job’s temporary obstacles, the core reason why I chose my specialty was unchanged, and I needed to reaffirm it.


My relationship with Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, is no different. The other stuff, the interpersonal conflicts, should never diminish the fact that salvation through faith and belief in Jesus Christ is eternal. I had been seeking resolution of my temporary obstacles. Instead, I should have remained focused upon using the experiences to strengthen my faith in Jesus Christ.


Only when I chose to follow Jesus Christ, will I have no regrets


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


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Pictures Do Not Change (2 Corinthians 5:17)

It was an unusual tumor arising within the patient’s tongue. The histopathological pattern was familiar but it had been years since I had seen a case like this. I knew which reference I needed to find as I grabbed a well-worn book from my shelf. The edges were frayed and the gold gilded lettering on the cover was faded but still readily discernible, “Color Atlas of Oral Pathology.”


Published in 1956, it was one of my father’s textbooks which he used in dental school. Opening the pages, I was greeted with the familiar scent of an old textbook, a peculiar mix of musty and medicinal. Flipping through the yellowing pages that still retained some of its original gloss, I found the rare disease I was seeking. The disease photographed over 60 years ago was identical to what was I now viewing on my microscope slide. The prognosis and treatment of diseases may change with time but the appearance, the picture, does not change. I was gratified to be reassured by the familiar image.


God’s Word is no different. Some liberal critics of the Bible and Christianity believe the Bible cannot address the complex issues that face us today. Nuclear war, the internet, political correctness-where are these found in the Bible? Doesn’t the Bible need to change and be updated to provide relevant answers? Can a book that was written nearly two thousand years ago have anything meaningful to say about current events?
The Bible does not need to change because human nature does not change. We are still sinners, in rebellion against God. The nature of our sins may change but we do not. We have created new and deadlier weapons. We have created nearly instantaneous ways of communicating via the internet. We have attempted to rid our languages and cultures of all gender, religious, racial, and socioeconomic references. Have these advances made us better individuals and created a better society? The polarizing hate-spewed rhetoric and actions that dominate our culture provides the dark answer. We do not need a new Bible or a new Church. We need to become a new creation.


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)

When we confess and repent of our sins and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we become a new creation. Through the indwelling power of God, the Holy Spirit, we are transformed and conformed into the image of Jesus Christ. When this happens, we begin to understand that the problems we currently face are a direct result of our fallen nature. By our own efforts, we are powerless to change. We need a supernatural intervention. We need Jesus Christ. Only God can change us because He created us.


He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.




Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.



Peel In, Peel Out (1 Peter 1:9)

“Asians peel in, Europeans peel out.”


I was viewing a cooking show showcasing two chefs who were peeling peaches when one of the chefs made the above comment. The chefs chuckled since both were Asian but one of them was formally trained in France while the other grew up in Thailand where he learned his skills. Sure enough, the French-trained chef peeled his peach with his paring knife pushing the skin outward away from his body. The Thai-trained chef peeled his peach bringing the knife toward his body. Of course, the end result was the same. It was interesting and something I had never previously noticed.


I thought about the way I peeled fruits and vegetables and confirmed that I peeled with an outward movement. For an Asian who grew up in Hawaii, I suppose one may think it could be either method. Yet, my Western upbringing was inculcated into my beginning cooking skills and I peeled like a European.


As I pondered this simple example of cultural upbringing leading to differences in behavior, I reflected upon the different expressions of my faith and of countless brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ throughout the world. We are all influenced by our upbringing and the cultures in which we are raised. I have attended and visited churches throughout the world. Some worship services are solemn and reverent experiences, with the preacher being the only speaking voice heard. Other services are filled with dance, song, and shouts of adulation and praise. In spite of the different expressions of faith, I never doubted the sincerity of the faith of my fellow believers. I have been blessed to have met many great saints in all worship settings.


…obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:9 (ESV)


Peel in, peel out.


Our expressions of faith may diverge in many directions but the end result of true faith is always the same, the salvation of our souls by believing in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.



“Warts And All!” (Isaiah 1:18)

“Well, she is a very nice woman, warts and all!”


My mother was describing a family friend who struggled with her temper, sometimes leading to inappropriate outbursts. She was always very kind to me and I had never experienced one of these lapses, but I was more intrigued by the physical deformity I have never noticed on her.


“Wait, what? Mrs. Smith has warts?”


My mother chuckled. “It’s an expression, Son. It means that we accept a person with all their flaws and imperfections.”


I was still confused. “So Mrs. Smith does not have warts?”


My mother realized it was a futile discussion attempting to explain the concept to a seven-year old boy so she politely answered, “Well, I suppose she may have warts, but we simply don’t see them.”


Flaws and imperfections. Some are visible but many are not. Our sins are no different. The Bible presents numerous examples of sins and surprisingly, many of them are found in people who are revered as great heroes of faith.


Are you a tax cheat? So was Zacchaeus. (Luke 19:1-10)


Are you a murderer? So was Moses. (Exodus 2:11-15)


Are you an adulterer? So was King David. (2 Samuel 11)


Are you the victim of adultery? So was Hosea the Prophet. (Hosea 3:1)


Are you faltering in your faith? So was Thomas. (John 20:24-29)


Did you betray a close friend? So did Peter. (Luke 22:54-62)


Why does the Bible give us so many examples of great saints of who fell in their sins? Sin is ugly but God does not sugarcoat or gloss over our transgressions. He shows us that no matter the egregious nature of our sins, God will forgive us if we confess and come before Him with a truly repentant heart. Why does God allow this?

Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet,

they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Isaiah 1:18 (ESV)


Jesus Christ accepts us, warts and all! His desire is for none to perish but all to have eternal life and salvation through faith in Him.


Praise God for His grace and mercy to all sinners.


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.



A Half Reunion (Genesis 1:24-25)

Recently, a special family reunion occurred through social media. A woman has now connected with over forty of her siblings. How was this possible? She was the product of in-vitro fertilization. A male donor’s sperm was used in dozens of successful pregnancies. Although she never knew the identity of her biological father, years after the procedure, she discovered a way to potentially connect with her other half-siblings.


She sent a sample of her saliva to a company that is able to sequence her DNA from the sample. After her DNA was sequenced, a database compared her genome with thousands of others who had also submitted their DNA samples and she soon received a list of people who were her likely siblings based upon similarities of their DNA sequences. After contacting them and vetting their stories, it was confirmed that all were half-siblings. The social media site continues to grow as more half-siblings are added to the DNA database.


This woman was fortunate to connect with her half-siblings and the discovery process does not have to stop there. If she desired, she could continue her outreach and potentially connect with cousins and even more distant relatives. In fact, with time, I would not be surprised if she found herself related to a community that may rival the population of a small country, and perhaps the entire world?


The complete mapping of the human genome is an amazing technological achievement. In addition to allowing one to locate siblings and family members, it has enabled scientists to discover the genetic basis for many diseases, opening the door to potential treatments. While one may marvel at the ingenuity of mankind to decipher the genetic code, a more profound question remains. How did DNA become ordered to encode for every biological process in all living organisms? In English, we use the twenty-six letters of the alphabet to create words and sentences to communicate ideas. If we randomly threw thousands or millions of these letters into the air and allowed them to naturally fall, what is the likelihood that meaningful words would result? Perhaps a few recognizable words would emerge but entire sentences? What about a paragraph or an entire book? The odds are astronomically high and for all practical purposes, unlikely. Now, take the four base pairs that comprise DNA and conduct a similar experiment. A random scatter may result in a few sequences that encode for amino acids, the building blocks of all proteins. But how can these proteins then assemble to form enzymes, cells, organs, and complex animals? Yes, we know the genetic code but do we know how it was created? Of all the possible explanations, chance and random events are untenable.


And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:24-25 (ESV)


As mankind continues to gain new information from the complete sequencing of the human genome, it should point us to reunite with the Creator of this amazingly complex code. Something cannot simply arise out of nothing. The Creation always points to the Creator. God created all life. It was not a random process of chance mutations and DNA sequences coming together to form life. The complexity of life is proof that God has embedded His presence and intelligence in His entire Creation.


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.



“What’s Going On?” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)

“Yeah…I tried to get through to the billing department and all I got was a recorded message.”


“What’s going on? Idiots are running this company!”


It was a typical exchange on a social media site. Disgruntled customers were grousing over their futile attempts to get help from the customer service department of the company. I would usually gloss over such comments but in this instance, I was paying close attention.  I knew the owners and many employees of the company to which the comments were directed. I knew the complete story, the behind the scenes view. To the outside world, their recent trials appeared to be an abject failure of management. I knew the sordid details because the CEO was my friend, and the outside world was not privy to this insider knowledge. The former CFO had swindled the company out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and was attempting to steal their proprietary software and set up his own company.  The CEO fired that person and was in damage control mode. Needless to say, it was a painful transition which took months to recover. This social media exchange occurred during this transition before a new CFO and accountant team could be hired.


It was a sobering lesson and a reminder of how God works in my life. Too often, I am quick to doubt God’s sovereignty and providence in my life. A flat tire that makes me late for a meeting; a malfunctioning traffic light that results in a traffic jam; a lapse with my internet service provider that paralyzes my office’s activities-how can any of these be interpreted for good? How can God be in control of these situations that only result in nuisances and inconveniences in my life? How indeed? During many of these perceived inconveniences, God revealed the reasons why they occurred. Sometimes the answer would come days or even years later. When my internet service provider failed me, it prompted me to seek a more reliable service. Within a few months, after switching, I learned the existing service provider was using a flawed technology, leading to outages in several other offices. Had I waited until this announcement, I would have undoubtedly been stranded for days without an internet connection. God was protecting me even when I thought He was making my life more difficult.


So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (ESV)


What’s going on?


The Bible gives us glimpses of how God operates behind the scenes, working in a spiritual realm that most of the time, we are not privy to see, know, or even understand. Faith is trusting in God even when we cannot comprehend everything by our limited senses. Blind faith is based upon assumptions and hearsay. True faith is based upon the absolute Truth and this can only be found in God and His Word, the Bible. Instead of asking God, “What’s going on?”, I need to trust Him and ask Him, “What would You have me do?” I can do this with the utmost confidence because God is faithful and His promises are always kept.


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.