“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
There you are, quietly making your breakfast when suddenly the toast pops with an image of Jesus burnt crisply in the side. Wow! Miracle! And it really looks like Jesus. You know, the stained glass window Jesus. Perhaps God wants to chat? Or maybe someone tampered with the bread.
The Internet has loads of Jesus toast stories as well as plenty of do-it yourself tips on how to create them. Nearly all of them involve tampered toast and people making fun of other people who claim they’ve seen Jesus in some everyday thing or place and so now it’s time to believe. It could be a potato chip or a cloud in the sky or the cream on your coffee or just a tree stump. It could be anything. But God is talking! To you!!
People have been reporting these kinds of ‘miracles’ since Jesus’s earthly ministry 2000 years ago. So what are we to do?
There are those who believe the best evidence for the existence of God can be found in various philosophical arguments. Others believe that experiencing miracles and signs in their life is the best place to look.
Frankly, it’s not possible to prove God. But then it’s not possible to prove that you aren’t dreaming. The real issue is evidence. What is reasonable evidence?
It’s perfectly reasonable to want better evidence than a piece of Jesus toast. And, thankfully, the Bible gives it.
Importantly, the Bible never seeks to prove God’s existence. Really, the kind of evidence it provides is for His character. It does this by describing things God has done in history and things He’s said and thought.
And Jesus is the culmination of this revelation. This is how one of his disciples, John, understood the coming of Jesus:
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Jesus is full of ‘grace and truth’. He brought healing to people all around him; healing in his words and healing in his actions. And Jesus was full of truth. He came as the fulfilment of prediction and He spoke with authority.
Unlike a piece of toast with a dodgy image, Jesus is the real thing. So look to Jesus to find God.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you that Jesus is such wonderful evidence of your love for us. Amen.