67,000 miles per hour

As we travel in orbit around the sun at about 67,000 miles per hour, while spinning at 24,000 mph (at the equator), it’s almost too complex to comprehend how this amazing planet works. Just spend some time at the ocean, or on the top of a 14,000 foot mountain, or a day watching the diversity of animals at the zoo, and most will agree that we live on an awe-inspiring globe. I think that is one reason why most people on the planet today believe in God, or, as some would say, “a Higher Power.” The way my mother tells the story, she heard my whimpers, rushed into the bedroom and saw my tiny hand touching live electrical wires plugged into an outlet near the crib and grabbed me to release my body from the shocking current.

Even though I don’t remember this incident as a baby, I’m sure both of us were shocked in completely different ways. For me, I didn’t have the capacity to understand that something as harmless looking as an electrical plug and outlet could hurt so much. The “truth” of electrical danger was too difficult for me to understand as an infant. After all, I couldn’t see, smell, hear, or taste electricity. All I could do was feel the current and that must have been an awful experience for me. Mom, on the other hand, was shocked in a different way by what she saw when she rushed into my room. Her first instinct, knowing the “truth” of electrical danger, sent her body into immediate action to release me from the grip of the current.I write this brief story to illustrate that truth, whether seen or unseen, understood or ignored, is still truth. In this case, the physics of harnessed power is a natural law – even if invisible or not understood.

In the same way, what The Messiah said about himself, I know to be true because of what I have experienced in life. First, I have peace knowing that my sins – past, present, and future – are forgiven because Christ, who lived a sinless life, paid my penalty on the cross. One of may favorite verses in the bible says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” I have faith to accept that eternal life starts now, because the bible, written by 40 authors over 2,000 years, promises eternal life to those that accept Messiah.  Second, the historical evidence of Scripture provides undeniable proof that Jesus Christ was the promised Saviour. Third, I experienced God’s healing power.