Written by cycleguy on December 16th, 2018

I have said this before and I’m sure will say it again (as I will now): I am not always the sharpest knife in the drawer. That’s not a put down; it’s reality. I realized early on that I was not without the ability to learn, i.e. stupid or dense, but I also realized I was not one who could probe deeply into subjects. Math and science, for example, have always been challenges for me. Advanced Biology was a required course chore. Chemistry was a train wreck. When it comes to spiritual things I have often taken a rather simple approach to things: “God said it; that settles it; therefore, I believe it.”  I am not into the finer details of things. That does go along somewhat with my Sanguine personality, but in matters of faith, I’m content to trust. So when I come upon something which is so good I want to share it, then believe me when I say I was touched by it.

I recently read an article by a woman named Rebecca McLaughlin (whom I have never heard of) entitled 4 Reasons to Believe in the Christmas Miracle.  I’m going to list those four reasons but I will also include the link so you can read the whole article yourself. So here is the recap. The link will be at the end.

  1. Miracles aren’t hard for God.
  2. Miracles aren’t ruled out by science.
  3. The gospels aren’t mythologized.
  4. Forgiveness is the greater miracle.

This post was written because as Rebecca was reading the Christmas story to her daughter, she said she didn’t believe in the angel visitation. To read more about this here is the link. I’d encourage you to read it in its entirety. You’ll be glad you did.

I would like to hear your thoughts if you have any.


10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Linda Stoll says:

    Well, when it comes to pastoring well and clear application of spiritual things … I’d say you are quite sharp and discerning.

    Just sayin’…

    • cycleguy says:

      Thank you Linda. Your kind words are appreciated. I consider that a higher honor than being “head and shoulders above other” intellectually.

  2. Lisa notes says:

    Being content to trust is a gift of faith. That’s a great ability to have, Bill. Looks like a great article you linked to. I’ll go read it now….

  3. I second what Linda said, Bill! Whenever I read either of your blogs, I always come away with a lesson learned and inspiration given. God gave you a great gift, and you’re using it!

  4. Ed says:

    So she believes in everything except the angel visitation? Time will take care of that 🙂

    Angels always surround us. I know I’ve crossed paths with one or two every year I go to church for Christmas service.

  5. floyd samons says:

    I wouldn’t consider myself a heavy thinker either, but when the lost world is willing to pass off miracles, that can’t be explained in the limitations of this universe and our flesh, as “unexplained phenomena”, it seems pretty obvious that there is a Greater power at work in this cosmos.