How I Know

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

Science was my least favorite subject in school. Even the most basic elements of electricity confounded me, a propensity that today explains why computers baffle me, and even starting this blog required help from my daughter. If someone tries to explain any element of science, I become even more tangled in the details. And yet, I know that if I turn on a switch, a light will go on, and when I turn on my computer I can find information on any subject in a matter of seconds. I know the science works because I have experienced it, even though I don’t understand how and why. I can rely with faith.  

My faith in God is somewhat the same. I do not understand with any clarity the nature of the triune God. I don’t understand how He dwells within me. And yet, I know that when I turn to Him even in my darkest hour, He will provide light and I will find comfort in His presence. I know this because I have seen the evidence-- I have witnessed Him change lives, I have witnessed Him give direction, and I have experienced Him in my life. Here too, I can rely with faith. I know He exists not because I understand everything about Him, but because I can’t imagine a day without Him in my life.