Friday, December 07, 2007

Have faith in unseen things

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Some people said they could only believe in things they can see. However, there are many things we cannot see and yet we do believe they exist. For example, though we cannot see the air, we are indeed breathing in air.

We also cannot see the wind but when we see the trees blowing back and forth, we realize that the wind must be blowing.

Isn't it true that...

Before a book, there must be an author.
Before the architecture, there must be an architect.
Before a garden, blooming in beauty, there must be a gardener.
Before a work of art, there was an artist.
And before the creation, there was a Creator.

You may have come across many blogs with unknown author. However, you can usually tell whether the author of such blogs are uplifting, edifying, wholesome, or unsound from their posts or reply to comments.

"For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." - Luke 6:44-45

I had chosen to reveal some of my personal information. That is why many of you know something about me. In addition, being the author, I can choose to delete this blog if I find that it is not beneficial to keep. On the other hand, if this blog is valuable and beneficial, many people and I will make every effort to save or make a backup copy.

Similarly, the Mighty Creator of all things had chosen to reveal to us through the Bible; otherwise, nobody will know the Creator. And the Bible teaches us that God loves us so much that He sent Jesus Christ to save us.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. - John 3:16

May we all be enlightened with wisdom to understand and have faith in unseen things.

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Jennifer said...

Hi Sam,

Thank you for sharing your spiritual insights and deep faith.

When I think of what the Bible says about being a disciple of Christ, I think of you...

By this shall all men know ye are my disciple, if ye have love one to another!

Blessings and peace to you my friend,


Trinity said...

Dear Sam, I can't agree more. I love your comparison between Bible Author and blog author as well! it's perfectly written!

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for your kind support and encouragement! It really means a lot!

I had indeed learned a lot from you! Your understanding, kindness, good works and deeds had put many to shame.

Lots of love to you, Jennifer

Sam Chan said...

Dear Trinity,

Thanks for your feedback and words of encouragement. I am so honored and thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I really admire your closeness, faithfulness and trust you place in God.

Blessings to you, Trinity.

surjit said...

Hi Sam,
I fully agree with your noble message.
�To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.�
"Faith is the force of life."
Thanks for sharing a great insightful post.
God bless.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit.

Thanks for your continuous support.
Well, you are one who has great faith in God!

God bless.