What do you think — is it possible to be reasonable, and at the same time exercise faith? Because isn’t faith blind? The awakening Spring gives us the perfect backdrop for discussing this important question.
As I look around me at opening flower buds and tightly curled new green leaves, I can’t help but notice that every little plant has a part in the play. “Act I: Spring,” is the name of this portion of the drama, and no role is insignificant. Each tiny blade, delicate petal, and fragrant blossom speaks to us, telling of the Hand that shaped it and gave it life. God’s work is undeniable in His creation. A design must have a designer. There is no faith in that, only sight, only eyes willing to see what’s always been there. Looking around at the play Spring is performing for us, right before our very eyes, and then denying that God exists: now that takes faith!
I say that reason and faith work hand in hand. Reason is what happens inside my brain when I look outside and see the plants growing; faith is what happens inside my heart when I consider that the God Who made all of this is invisible to me, yet I believe in Him because I see evidence of His existence, power, wisdom, and love all around me.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”