In the aging coliseum
of Vladimiria, Count Vladimir sits in his royal balcony overlooking the entire stadium. The vampire-skulled Count sits on his throne musing with Lord Geremy, the Black Lord of Lore, before paus- ing as several guards walk onto the balcony bringing out Sir Daniel stripped of his armor and in thick chains.
“Are you sure that you won’t change your mind and join us?” Vladimir asks him.
“I’m afraid not,” Daniel replies. “How about you? Are you ready to repent of your ways.”
“Hmmff! You are delusional. Very well then, I have a surprise for you, Great Son of Henders,” Count Vladimir says as he walks over to the chained Sir Daniel drawing his sword. “Now for your ‘thorn in the flesh,” Count Vladimir says to Daniel before driving the tip of his splintered blade into Sir Daniel’s side. Daniel grunts in pain as he drops to his knees, still bound by the thick chains. Vladimir gives his sword a good twist and watches with enjoyment at Daniel’s plight.
“Enough!” Lord Geremy echoes sternly. “He must be allowed to defend himself against the dragon.”
Vladimir glances at Lord Geremy, then withdraws his sword from Daniel’s side.
Sir Daniel, still on his knees, begins to pray. “Lord God, give me Your strength…”
“You are pathetic!” Vladimir interupts, angered, as he looms over Sir Daniel. “Calling on your God to save you. Where is the logic in that? I am the only one who can save you now. You should be praying to me!”
Sir Daniel looks up at Count Vladimir and says boldly, “That’s the thing about faith– it defies all logic.”
In this excerpt from the novel, Nephilim the Remnants, Sir Daniel tells his captor that “the thing about faith is– it defies all logic.” Recalling some of the great events of faith found in the Bible, this seems to be a very accurate statement about faith.
Here are some examples of Faith Defying Logic found in the Bible-
- Abraham and Sarah giving birth to a son in their extreme old age– 90 and 100 years old. (Genesis 21:1-7)
- Moses parting the Red Sea as the Israelites walked through on dry ground to escape the Egyptian army. (Exodus 14)
- The fall of the city of Jericho by the Israelites walking circles around it. (Joshua 5:13-6:27)
- A boy named David defeating the giant Goliath with a small stone. (1 Samuel 17)
- Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego surviving inside the fiery furnace after refusing to bow down before the Babylonian idol. (Daniel 3)
- Daniel surviving the night in a den of hungry lions for boldly praying to God. (Daniel 6)
- Jonah saved from drowning by being swallowed by a whale. (Jonah)
- Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. (John 11)
- Jesus allowing himself to be killed on a cross so He could be raised back to life and forgive all sins! (Matt. 27 & 28, Mark 15 & 16, Luke 23 & 24, John 19-21)
And the list could go on. None of these things made any logical sense but by faith they happened and the outcome was amazing! God doesn’t always call us to do things that make sense, especially in the eyes of others and many times they don’t even make sense to ourselves. But remember to hold onto your faith in God even when it doesn’t make sense because the Bible tells us –
“My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are 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 thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9)