Day 36: Believing the Supernatural One

Romans 4:18-22 :

Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, “So will your seed be.” Without being weakened in faith, he didn’t consider his own body, already having been worn out, (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn’t waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was also able to perform. Therefore it also was “reckoned to him for righteousness.”

There’s nothing scientific about the resurrection of the dead. There isn’t anything scientific about dead wombs giving life or virgins giving birth either. Things like this go beyond what science is capable of describing. It is in this realm that God made His promise to Abraham.

The book of Genesis tells us that God is a Spirit and that He made the world. This means that God is above nature because He is the cause of nature. Science is the study of the natural. Some have attempted to limit all thinking to that which science describes. This is obviously harmful to humanity when you consider the truth from a biblical perspective. To fail to recognize the spiritual world, which is superior to the physical one, is a failure to seek and to find God. A failure to find God is doom to a man. Fortunately, the story of God’s grace is one in which God finds man when he isn’t looking for Him.

When God does find us and He tells us the truth, we have an opportunity. We can either believe in the supernatural things He is telling us about or we can reject what He tells us and live in rebellion. God asks us to believe in the Supernatural One, who can raise the dead and call things into existence even though they don’t exist yet. When we believe, our lives are supernaturally transformed, even though it makes no sense in the natural world. We have been asked to depend on the miracles that God has promised us and He alone will give us righteousness.