Blind faith is just that Blind! We believe that God has revealed Himself to us through the canvas of His creation. We can "taste and see" and listen as the "heavens declare His glory" (Psalm 34:8, 19:1). In the same way as we do not look for Da Vinci himself in the Mona Lisa, we can see Da Vinci through his canvas.
We are certain that we cannot convince someone that God exists. Any attempt to do so would be in vain. We can point to the self portrait of the creator of the universe, Jesus (Colossians 1:15-16). We can see that God is not distant from our troubles (Isaiah 53:3), nor is His disposition towards us callous (Matthew 9:36, Psalm 34:18-19).
Malcolm Muggeridge points out in his book, The End of Christendom, that "People think of faith as being something that you don't really believe, a device in helping you believe simply it. Of course that is quite wrong. As Pascal says, faith is a gift of God. It is different from the proof of it. It is the kind of faith God himself places in the heart, of which the proof is often the instrument...
He says of it, too, that it is the heart which is aware of God, and not reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not be reason" (Muggeridge, 19). In the Gospel of John, John says, "To all who did receive Him, who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God" (John 1:12). We believe that God has been revealing Himself to His creation since the beginning and will be to the end of time (Romans 1:19-20).
As we walk down this road of life, we can find solace in this: He came so that the blind can see Him and have life more abundantly (John 10:10). C. S. Lewis wrote, "Pain insists upon being attended to. He whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, and shouts in our pains. It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world" (Lewis, 19).
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