While photographing his wife's hand one day, William Roentgen noticed that her skeletal image could be printed on a photographic plate. In this process, he noticed that beams of light could penetrate opaque objects.
We know little about Roentgen's work, but he must have held a mixture of wonder and disbelief in seeing the outline of his wife's hand, with the image of her bones clearly displayed. In December 1895, Roentgen gave a presentation on his findings, and by New Year's day, X-ray mania overtook the medical field. Roentgen won the first Nobel prize for physics in 1901, and never sought patent claims on X-rays. His discovery paved the way for medicine as we know it today.
As we stand in this pivotal place in history, we note that there are many things hidden to us. Is war imminent? What will this mean to our families? Will terrorism strike again with massive force? How does all of this affect our lives, or work, our investments, our future? And if world events are not startling enough, life's crises continue to mount. Some battle health problems, chronic pain, financial failings, cancer, unemployment, emotional battles, strained family times. Worries, woes and tzuris (Yiddish for problems) abound.
As much as we would like to apply X-ray mania to our problems and get the answer, we must accept the fact that we will not know the answers to everything that happens in our lives.
The secret things belong to the LORD my God Deut. 29:29a
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter Prov. 25:2
Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of a pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things Eccles. 11:5
Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time Daniel 12:9
But of that day or hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,
but the Father alone Mark 13:32
"My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways My ways," declares the LORD.
" For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than Your ways,
and My thought than your thoughts." Isa. 55:8-9
Have you ever met a person who likes to exercise? If exercise was easy, everyone would do it.
To have our faith muscle exercised is hard work. All of us are having our faith muscle exercised. We hear news that we are under code orange terror alert. Us believers are always under code red terror alert, for the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy, yet greater is God in us, than he who is in the world.
We must walk by faith and not by sight (II Corin. 5:7).
for Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Heb. 11:1).
When Roentgen applied light to objects, he saw what the naked eye could not. Faith allows us to see what the naked eye does not. The light of God illuminates our path, one step at a time. Without faith, we cannot please God.
Scripture never says, without the media, you cannot please God.
Scripture says, without faith, you cannot please God.
As world tensions rise, it is easy to get into 'ostrich mode' thinking and go bury the head in the sand. But one does not obtain God's promises that way.
We are to fix our eyes on Yeshua Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith (Heb. 12:2).
We don't know all things, but we are King's kids, we are a holy people, called, set apart by God to walk by faith, trusting Him, one step at a time.
That makes life the greatest adventure there is!!!
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble,
and He knows those who take refuge in Him.