“How do I know that I have seen God for who he is?”
As a church we’ve been working our way through Marks Gospel. We’ve met a blind man who Jesus caused to see, although it was a two stage miracle with the man’s vision blurred at first. We heard about a man who was both deaf and mute. Jesus healed him so that he was able to hear and talk again. Then there was the man who was isolated from his community because of leprosy, a disease that labelled him unclean. Jesus healed him too.
As well as healing the sick, Jesus has taught the crowds and fed the hungry in their thousands.
Meanwhile, Herod has been watching on. This so called King was confused by Jesus. Who was he? How did he exercise such power and authority? Herod had imprisoned and executed John the Baptist. And so his sensitive conscience led him to conclude that Jesus was some kind of re-incarnation of the prophet, come back to haunt him.
As we’ve looked at these events it has got us asking: “What is it that stops me from seeing/hearing/trusting/worshipping God for who he is?” So it is right to ask the question “How do I know that I have seen Him?”
Here is the answer. “You know by how you live” In other words, What you believe will affect how you live Continue reading