“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” (John 20:29 KJV)
Is it not wonderful whenever a skeptic comes to the knowledge of the truth? It is a great moment that cements in a very strong testimony for the faith. Yet, have you ever realized that this is just it? While many proofs are available, the proofs are not the object. Faith is the object. While proof or evidence seems solid (and it is), it is even the smallest quantity of faith that moves the otherwise solid mountain.
Do you recall the parable of the mustard seed (Mark 4:31, 32)? Why did the size of the seed have so little to do with the end result? A seed can be thought of as an instruction set. Following even a small set of instructions with great faith can lead to enormous results! A focus on the reality of the instructions and the one who wrote the instructions, puts in proper perspective all that the world will tell us is “reality”.
Perhaps you are also familiar with the warning Jesus gives us that the night comes and we ought to be concerned with the works of Him that sends us (John 9:4)? What “work” can we best accomplish in the present? The exercise of our faith. Learning to seek Him out. Learning to listen for His voice. Learning to read, study, and meditate on His word. Learning how to work with and forgive our neighbor. When our faith fully becomes sight in the revelation of His return, our opportunity to best deepen our unseen trust in Him is changed forever. Did you ever notice what Jesus authors and finishes?
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2 KJV)