Believe and See
by Danny Tariman
“Unless I see the mark… I will not believe.” (John 20:25b)
For most people it is “to see is to believe”. They wanted to see, to get hold, and to feel it before believing. Just like “doubting” Thomas.
But for those who have faith, we first believe and then we see with our own eyes the manifestation of what we believe.
I remember many years ago, we dreamt of (and prayed for) our own house in a nice village within the city.
We have no savings that time. Not much resources, either. The prices of properties in the village we wanted to live were beyond our reach.
But we kept the faith. We believe that one day, the LORD will answer our prayer.
Indeed one day, I got an offer for an overseas job with a superb compensation package. The exchange rates to Philippine peso were in our favor almost every time I remit funds. I was also able to buy stocks overseas that I was able to sell at two-and-a-half times the buying price.
In no time, we saw what we believed — our very own house and lot in the city!
Reflection: Are you doubting that what you pray will come to pass? Just believe, and you will see.
Prayer: Dear Lord, strengthen my faith in you. Amen.