Sunday, May 01, 2016

On Trust

Jean P. Purcell

A Christian may write or tell of spiritual experiences hard for unbelievers to comprehend. One explanation for this is that the difficulty lies in an unbeliever's incapacity to experience what faith makes possible. Such an answer could seem arrogant. It also could mislead. Not every Christian experiences faith in identical ways. 
An unbeliever can experience what they might call God without going further to explore what that means. In a frightening situation, I simply knew there was a Presence. After the crisis, no searching to understand unless, perhaps, in another crisis, the Presence was palpable. 
When that happens to the Christian or the unbeliever, one message might be gleaned: Fear not

Fear not, for I am with you. Be not afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up with My righteous right arm.
--Isaiah 41.10