Friday

Science Can't Deny It

C.S. Lewis, Blaise Pascal, Metaphysical longings in man
Artwork: Billy Frank Alexander
"Cognitive scientists are becoming increasingly aware that a metaphysical(1) outlook may be so deeply ingrained in human thought processes that it cannot be expunged."
~ quote from a secular website(2)

I'm amused when unbelievers confirm Biblical truth. Even though they interpret facts through their evolutionary lens, they admit that most men sense there's something beyond themselves.

C.S. Lewis wrote about our "metaphysical longing" too: "If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."

No matter how hard men try to deny it, down deep they agree with Lewis. 

Blaise Pascal said it this way: "Within each human being there is a God-shaped void.”

As Christians, we know man is created for fellowship with God but separated by sin. The longing in our souls is not a product of evolution, but a confirmation that we need and want God.

Science can create convoluted explanations for it, but they can't deny it.
(1) reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses; supernatural
(2) Science 2.0

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Thursday

My Desire

God's Word, A well-used Bible, poem A Woman of the Word
A Woman of the Word

The Bible wore her imprint
It’s cover soft from use
The pages rubbed and wrinkled
The binding coming loose

And even if this Christian
And her Bible were apart
She still would have it with her
Hidden in her heart

Oh make me such a woman, Lord
Who hungers to be fed
Who cherishes a line from You
More than her daily bread

And when my days are over
May it be my epitaph
“She longed to spend
more time with Him
And now is doing that.”

"I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ." Philippians 3:8-9

I wrote this poem years ago and shared part of it in a previous devotion Well Hidden. As I was preparing devotions for this week, I was again reminded of my desire to know Christ and felt it was appropriate to share the poem in its entirety. I hope it encourages, challenges and inspires you to love Christ more.

copyright, Gail Burton Purath, BibleLoveNotes.com

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