Saturday, November 8, 2008
Is Faith Blind?
A term commonly thrown around is "blind faith". This term suggests that faith is irrational and unsubstantiated. As stated in the blog's description, there are many uses for faith, even in daily life. The definition of faith is "confidence or trust in a person or thing". Every time you sit in a chair, you use faith. You must have faith that the chair will hold you up. This is not blind faith, because your belief in the chair's ability to hold you up is based on past experience. Based on the fact that the chair has been reliable in the past, most people are willing to put their faith in the chair and assume that it will not break. On the next level, in a good marriage, husbands will have faith in their wives. They can assume that their wife is not cheating on them, based on past experience. On the final level, some people have faith in God. I have faith that God exists, based on past experience. I have seen the effects of God throughout all of creation and throughout all aspects of my life. From the time I prayed to get my life back on track to the time I saw a broken woman, tears streaming down her face, confess that she had beaten her children until the grace of God turned her life around, I have seen God work in peoples' lives. Amazing Grace states, "I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now I see." Faith is not blind, it gives people the ability to see.