A twelve-year-old boy accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord during a weekend revival meeting. The next week his school friends questioned him about the experience.
“Did you hear God talk?” one asked.
“No,” the boy said.
“Did you have a vision?” another asked.
“No, the boy replied.
“Well, how did you know it was God?” a third friend asked.
The boy thought for a moment and then said, “It’s like when you catch a fish. You can’t see the fish or hear the fish; you just feel him tugging your line. I felt God tugging on my heart.”
So often we try to figure out life by what we can see, hear, or experience with our other senses. We make calculated estimates and judgments based on empirical evidence. There’s a level of truth, however, that cannot be perceived by the senses or measured objectively. It’s at that level where faith abounds. It is our faith that compels us to believe, even when we cannot explain to others why or how or to what specific earthly end.
By our faith we only know in Whom we trust, and that is sufficient. Remember, it’s really not the outlook but the uplook that counts.