Reason

Reason

Today’s Scripture Selection: Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, let us reason together.”

Faith sometimes gets a bad rap.

It is seen, by some, to be too

  • Emotional
  • Illogical
  • Sentimental
  • Fanciful

It is seen as being anything but reasonable.

But I have found it to be anything but that.

To me, faith and reason can go hand in hand – and often do.

I believe we are complex beings with spirits, souls, and minds – the whole ball of wax.  As scripture puts it, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.”

And I believe the Source of all things is infinitely more complex.  God is Love and God is the Creative Intelligence – that brings all into being and sustains all as well.

So, when God says

“Come, let us reason together” I think there is a promise of something far beyond what our minds can comprehend – and yet there is a great willingness on the part of God to commune with us.

There is a wonderful offer as well:

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

And we, being the curious creatures we are, might readily ask

“How?”

That is a story that has been unfolding for a very, very long time – and will still unfold in the future for a very, very long time to come.

That may not seem, in the world’s eyes, a very reasonable thing on which to stake one’s life.

But I find it makes perfect sense.

Prayer: Lord, thank you that in the great mystery of life, you are ever willing to commune with me.  AMEN.

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