Google, Facebook, random blogs, the person in front of us – we often trust them without questioning. In fact, much of the information that passes by us each day – some of which enables us to make important life decisions – comes from complete strangers. How often do we verify it? Who are these resources? Are they even trustworthy?
“There’s no opting out of it,” Traders Point Pastor Aaron Brockett said in his Easter sermon titled "The Comeback" on April 16, 2017. “Every single one of us live our lives having blind faith in the sense that we can’t prove everything that we choose to live our lives by. We just can’t. It’s physically impossible.”
According to Aaron, whenever we get behind the wheel of a car or board a plane, we “buckle up by faith.” We have no idea if the mechanic who rotated our tires tightened the lug nuts or if the pilot has had a good night’s sleep – we are trusting in something/someone beyond ourselves without even thinking about it, let alone trying to prove it. Isn’t that the definition of blind faith? Trusting without evidence nor proof?
The bottom line is that we live by faith every day – and much of it is blind faith. Even people who claim to have no faith at all – atheists – do in fact possess it. They trust in their own ideas, feelings, and logic. They have blind faith in themselves and their limited mental capacity and intellect.
On Easter Aaron challenged us to redirect the faith that we already have to a person. “Jesus is not asking you to believe in fairy tales. He isn’t asking you to check your brain at the door. He isn’t asking you to stuff your questions,” Aaron said, “He is simply asking you and me to do something that we already do every day – trust.”
Who/what is the object of your faith? Is it trustworthy and able to withstand the challenges of life?