144. “If God were your Father, you would love Me” (John 8:42).
Now this is a challenging statement. In fairness to the Jews, reason makes the journey to faith more complicated. To imagine that a peasant carpenter’s son from a small, insignificant town is somehow the Son of God would be beyond most of us. Reason says this man is delusional. But reason is rarely a major marker on the path to faith. Instead of a rational review of who He is and where He might have come from, those who believe saw something in what He did, how He spoke, whom He loved. They looked beyond the moments and saw the presence of God, and that’s how faith is born. You won’t argue people into faith.