Recently I haven’t been posting in a while because I have been a bit busy working an extra job and being a daddy. Samuel Keith Weigand was born on July 27th. He is now a little over two months old. I don’t get to see him near as much as I want to and I am sure that if I saw him as much as I want to, ironically that still wouldn’t be enough. I miss him when he is not around and I love him something fierce. So that got me thinking…
Have you heard this saying before, “When you have kids, you love them with a love that is different from anything you have ever experienced.” When I heard the saying I definitely believed the assertion and considered it to be true. However,…
(This is where I start to realize the interesting emotional parallel to a spiritual reality)
Although I believed the statement, I could never have fully known what people were talking about until I actually experienced that sort of love. The love I have for Sam is definitely different than any other love I have ever experienced. Although I believed before I definitely experience it now.
Jesus one time said a very similar assertion to a seeker to acknowledged that he believed Jesus was indeed someone who was revealing the very nature of God. He told the man that it is not enough simply “to acknowledge” or “to intellectually believe” but one must be born again and then in turn “experientially believe.” There is a type of knowledge that can only come from a relational experience.
I am thinking that when Jesus made this statement He had something like this sort of parallel in mind. It is possible for us to intellectually assent to and believe that Jesus is indeed who He says He is, for even demons know that. But it is an entirely different reality to experience Jesus as who He says He is.
Ready for another awesome reality? For those interested in having this experiential sort of belief, if they truly seek to know Him as who He says He is, they will most definitely be rewarded for such a desire (Hebrews 11:6)