Are you standing Him up…a reblogging

Just a couple days ago this blog post arrived in my inbox. I have been following this blog for sometime and always enjoy getting reminders of The Journey’s new posts. Side note-check out the other posts, they are amazing!

In regards to this specific post…God is waiting for you- go to Him. Unlike the people of this world, He will NEVER let you down, He will NEVER be late and He will ALWAYS be there for you.

So, check out this post, leave your thoughts and explore more into The Journey’s posts.

-Rob

The Dream.

So the other night I had this interesting dream. It was one of those that seems super life-like and you feel as though you are actually living it. Typically dreams like this fade in the morning and what happened is not typically remembered. This dream, however, was not exactly like that because I still remember what was said during the dream…

I open my eyes and find myself in a dim-lit room. I am standing next to a table and I notice two people sitting on one side, dressed in suits, and a single person sitting on the other side. I know I recognize this person, but I cannot exactly place who it is…

Suit 1: Well, that settles it, then.

Me: Settles what? (having just come into the situation I am clearly confused)

Suit 2: We know she is guilty and that will be the end of it. There is no need for a trial; we will just put her away for a long time.

Me: Wait! No trial, what is this? And how can you just know she is guilty?

Suit 1: Trust us, we know. Plus, it would be pointless to go to trial as there is no one to defend her.

Me: I will defend her.

Suit 1: You? Why would you defend her?

Me: Because I love her. (this is followed by silence as she looks up at me)

Suit 2: You love her? After everything she did?

Me: Yes. Through everything…through the good times and the bad, while we were together and while we have been apart. No matter what has been done or said. I have never stopped loving her, I have as long as I have known her, and I always will.

Her: Always?

Me: Always and forever.

And that is when I felt myself coming to consciousness and was lying in bed wide awake. I know not what this person did to deserve such treatment, but I know how I felt and that those feelings were true. Even now, days later, I can still feel the various emotions in that room…the despair, the loneliness, the hope, and the love. The image of her looking up when I said I loved her is burned into my mind’s eye, I can clearly see the despair mingled with the first glimpse of hope in her eyes…a look I will not soon forget.

You may ask who this mysterious girl is, and the truth is that I do know who she is. However, I will not say-not yet anyways.

Stand Up For Faith

Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son? Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, you believe in GOD? Student : Absolutely, sir.

Professor : Is GOD good? Student : Sure.

Professor: Is GOD all powerful? Student : Yes.

Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm? You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Is satan good ? Student : No.

Professor: Where does satan come from ? Student : From … GOD …

Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world? Student : Yes.

Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?

Student : Yes.

Professor: So who created evil ? Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they? Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, who created them ?  Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD? Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?  Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?

Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Professor: Yet you still believe in Him? Student : Yes.

Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student : Nothing. I only have my faith. Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?  Professor: Yes.

Student : And is there such a thing as cold? Professor: Yes.

Student : No, sir. There isn’t.  Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.  What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?

Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?

Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir? Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain? Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

If you are on any social media (primarily Facebook or Twitter), I am sure you have seen this transcript floating around. It is rumored to have been between Einstein and one of his professors. Whether that be true or not, is not the point of this post. Rather, it is to show how one person can stand up for what they believe in, no matter the pressure of the setting or situation.

I ask you this question: What is your faith in? Faith is the central point of belief and belief gives us the will and drive to keep going every day. Faith is a force not to be reckoned with, and is perhaps more powerful than any of us can truly understand.

My faith is in God.