Get your nose into the Bible with these daily shots of Bible inspiration and challenges. These are just a selection taken from the many more quiet-times you can find on myfishbites.
The Unseen – Hebrews 11.3 - “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.” The Bible tells us that in the beginning there was nothing and then God created the world. So if you don’t believe in God, this gives you a problem. The problem is this: how can something be created out of nothing?! If you want to create a drawing, you need paper, a pencil (or similar) and your hand (and mind). The paper and the drawing doesn’t simply appear out of nowhere! In order for something to be created, there needs to be both a creator (eg you as an artist) and there needs to be information or something ‘real’ put somewhere (eg on the paper). This is the same for the origin of our world. People who don’t believe in God can’t answer the question of where the information came from that created the universe (some of them even say aliens created the world!) As Christians we know that it was God who created the information that created us! In Hebrews 11.3 we read that the universe that we see was made out of things we can’t see. This is the real truth – God ‘injected’ information into the darkness to create the world. (Interesting fact – science has discovered that DNA is amazingly complex and needs varied parts and codes to exist at the same time – so it is impossible that DNA could have evolved). We don’t ‘see’ God with our real eyes but we know he exists. We normally don’t ‘see’ angels but they are all around. We don’t ‘see’ heaven or hell but they are very real. In fact the Bible tells us that what we don’t see is more real than what we do see (2 Corinthians 5.7)! This is a truth that science is beginning to prove through ‘quantum physics’. So don’t ever doubt that God isn’t real or that faith isn’t real. The truth is it’s more real than the world around you, what you wear and what you see. And what is spiritual will last forever whereas what is physical is only temporary. That’s why the Bible tells us in Galatians 6 to do things that are spiritual (like giving, loving, praying, helping people to know Jesus) because only these things will last forever!