“To see is to believe,” is the most common principle that the world has usually raised, especially when the subject is argued to be facts or fiction. Hence, the said phrase is often used to define and measure the differences between reality and illusion. Of course, one has to show the objective evidences to prove the existence of a thing and convince anyone about its claimed truth. Without showing its material evidences which should be visible to the eyes of men, one has to strain his tongue to the fullest just to convince the very few among the thousands who never believe.
True, it’s a normal reaction for a person to doubt and won’t even believe on the things he cannot see. Life is real, indeed and thus, we often perceive things on the way we see and touch. The images that form from our sight are stored in our minds and produce an impression. Like a computer, we process, scan and evaluate a certain thing in a different angles which form part of our perspective. Our belief and confidence upon a thing or person has started from the very product of our naked eyes. Thus, the premise, “we believe on what we see” concurs to the common dogma of life on “living and believing by sight.”
But how about a miracle? Do you believe in a miracle?
Miracle is oftentimes perceived to be beyond physical reality and possibility. We are amazed with wonder when something we thought that is impossible to happen- really happens! It’s a ‘shock and awe’ to witness an unbelievable feat, somewhat like an extra-ordinary thing that we view from our sight. Words like, “amazing!” “wow!” “great!” “awesome!” and “can’t believe it!” are among the familiar reactions we heard from those who witness a miracle.
Seeing a miracle is like watching a magic show. Like a miracle, you can see things in a magic beyond what is real. Others believe in magic, but some consider it as a mere tricks and sleight of hands. But what is their common feature is that -we see something that extremely amused us. Then we’re left hanging with a question, “is it true?!”
But what many have failed to know is that –there are really things that exist in this world which are beyond our sight.. and this is the truth. It’s the truth which is seemingly beyond reality. The existence of the things itself, like the natures of life, are far from possibility. Life, itself is a miracle. My existence, your existence, our existence and every nature we see in this world are proof that there are ‘miracles’ around us.
But what is the greatest miracle of all time?
Indeed, life itself is a wonder. The conception and the birth of a child is already a miracle. The planets and the solar system in space are magnificent creations that one may watch in awe. And when one sees a lame or a paralyzed one suddenly, stands and walks normally – it’s a miracle! A water turns into a wine and a sick person,with an incurable disease who gets healed is another miracle! It’s amazing.. but if one witnesses a seemingly magical feat or event, it surely left him in disbelief.
But what is really the greatest miracle of all miracles?
Remarkably, only few people have known the greatest miracle of all time. It is considerably the greatest mystery ever happens to an individual. When a darkest black is mixed with red, it is extremely amazing when what comes out is white! Impossible, isn’t it?
Scientists have been wondering the mysteries in this world and trying to solve the so-called, “phenomenon” in order to understand its complexities through scientific explanations. Thousands have been solved and the unveiling effort to find the answers of the ‘unsolved things ‘are endlessly searched and examined no matter what may be the cost is. However, there’s only one biggest thing in this world that scientists simply ignore to exert their effort and dig dipper to understand its mystic nature. Yes, its nature is relatively leveled by scientists as “paranormal.” The perplex and mystery about the ghosts and aliens seem to have been captured by scientific tools, yet, this big thing has been neglected for centuries. It seems that scientists are not interested to understand its mystery or they simply cannot explain or believe those things by what has been considered, “miracles.”
A baby who is born from the womb of a woman is a mystery. But when he is ‘born again’ is simply the greatest miracle of all time. The word, “born again” is already a complex one. Literally, when one is born again, it means he is born the second time around from the womb of his mother?! It can’t be! How can a man be born again when by nature a baby is born only once?!
By physical and objective explanations, scientists will surely find no evidence to support this so-called, ‘born again’ even if it is the greatest miracle of all time. This may be the reason behind why they are not interested on this matter. It may be beyond para-normal things or probably, its perplex nature is beyond transcendental comprehension!
“Born Again” is the main core of Christianity. It is done and understood by faith, not by sight. When one accepts Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, his old, sinful self will gradually die, and the new nature shall come out in the nature and character of Christ. This transition is similarly compared to a process of a metamorphosis where an ugly worm turns into a beautiful butterfly. Believe or doubt it.
His old, sinful nature dies, and a new self is born in the character of Christ from whom his new life and being lives. This is the reason why it is called, ‘born again.” It is like a ‘new seed’ being planted inside a tree. Like a person, being planted with a ‘new being’ — a man shall be born again when a seed, who is Christ, shall be placed in his heart. Eventually, Christ Himself, shall manifest in his new self, and the characters of Christ will gradually prevail as the old characters shall be buried. This is why a person who accepts Christ where he lives a new life with Christ is also called, ‘born again.’
A man who is born again has an old nature which dies down in him, and remarkably, his sinful ways (the darkest black) shall gradually diminish through the blood of Christ (the red one) and will change his old ways into a new character, a new life with Christ. This is the greatest miracle of all miracles!
Scientists don’t care what Christianity is. They don’t know what it means to be born again. The mystery is beyond its scientific grasp nor they can comprehend the greatest miracle of all time.