This afternoon CINDYHOUGHTON, www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
, wrote in her blog about religious faith.
That got me thinking about how much faith and trust we put into other people and things every day without giving it a second thought.
Are you sitting in a chair? You likely don't know who made that chair or how it was made, yet you have faith and trust that it will not break and dump you on the floor when you sit in it.
Drive your car today? You, like me, probably simply pull up to a gas pump and begin pumping away, not giving any thought to whether or not that actually is gasoline coming out of that hose and not raw sewage water or lemonade.
We don't usually know the inner workings of our computer yet we turn it on and type away having faith and trust that the machine will let us do spreadsheets, send and receive emails and all of the other functions of a computer.
We use tap water to wash dishes, brush our teeth and bathe, never thinking about its purity.
We to bed never wondering if the bed, like the chair, will collapse when we lie down.
We do not expect to be electrocuted when we turn on a radio or hairdryer. We never see how our food is manufactured but we buy it and consume it without being scared that we will be sickened by it.
It seems to me that we exhibit faith and trust many times throughout every day with all of the "normal" aspects of life.
But, when it comes to believing, having faith and trust, that this life is but a temporary resting place for us, many balk at such an idea. Why? Is it too far-fetched to at least wonder what happens when we pass on? If not, then why is it so difficult to at least think maybe there is another aspect of life, the hereafter, that exists elsewhere in the universe?
Faith and trust. We place it in everyday things, people and events but when it comes to having faith and trust in something important, our possible everlasting life, we hesitate.
Why is that?