January 13, 2009
How to Believe: Part Two
Over these two weeks, our hope is to overcome Sleigh Track Logic, sorting through all of the things that make sense and determine what makes the most sense.
Some people have experiences they can not explain, that they attribute to the supernatural. Now, we obviously have to be careful about this, but I am merely stating that this is one of the reasons people come to faith.
Years ago, my mother was in the Grand Cayman Islands accompanying my father on a business trip/vacation. She decided to go snorkeling and was simply amazed at the beauty she saw. So much so, that after an hour of swimming with flippers, she poked her head out of the water and realized she had no idea which way the coast was. She was so far out that she could no longer see any land. Immediately she began to panic. And just then a surfer came by, paddling on his board and asked her if she was ok. She explained the situation, and he told her not to worry and he swam back to shore with her. After a while, they reached the beach together. Exhausted and grateful, my mother turned to thank him once again, and he was gone.
She doesn't know how to explain it. So, she attributes it to an angel, because that's the term that pops into our heads when we hear of stories like that. But, whatever it is, she is convinced she had a supernatural experience. And that has helped her to believe.
Posted by Eric Olsen at 10:41 AM