• Walk By Faith, Not By Sight

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    16 March, 2018Posted by Aaron

    One day a 6-year-old girl was sitting in a classroom. The Teacher was going to explain evolution to the children. The Teacher asked a little boy:

     

    TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the tree outside?

    TOMMY: Yes

    TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the grass outside?

    TOMMY: Yes

    TEACHER: Go outside and look up and see if you can seek the sky

    TOMMY: Ok (He returned a few minutes later) Yes, I saw the sky

    TEACHER: Did you see God?

    TOMMY: No

    TEACHER: That’s my point. We can’t see God because he isn’t there. He doesn’t exist. 

     

    A little girl spoke up and wanted to ask the boy some questions. The Teacher agreed and the little girl asked the boy:

     

    LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the tree outside?

    TOMMY: Yes

    LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the grass outside?

    TOMMY: Yesssss (getting tired of the questions by this time)

    LITTLE GIRL: Did you see the sky?

    TOMMY: Yesssssssss

    LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the Teacher?

    TOMMY: Yes

    LITTLE GIRL: Do you see her brain?

    TOMMY: No

    LITTLE GIRL: Then according to what we were taught today in school – she must not have one!

     

    The Bible says “For we live by faith, not by sight” - 2 Corinthians 5:7

     

    This is a short story that I was given to read and think about when I was in Youth Group. What do you think about living by faith? Why do you think it's so hard to trust in something we cannot see? We'd love to hear your thoughts, even if you're not sure where you're at in believing in God.