Updated: Jan 30, 2021
Some people have to see it to believe it and some people believe it until they see it. Logic and Faith. The Natural and the Supernatural. Albert Einstein said there are two kinds of people: Those who believe that nothing is a miracle and those who believe that everything is a miracle. So, that leads me to think about which of those kinds of people actually get to witness the miracles. Surely it must be those who believe in them.
Einstein didn't believe in God and Jesus in the Christian sense. His belief was that everything in the universe is bound together by a Great Cosmic Energy Force...a "god who is in everything, in the harmony of natural matters"... a Pantheistic Spiritual view type thing. He put his stock in the Laws of Nature. So, I wonder what was going on in his mind when he was talking about miracles, and what kinds of things bring about the occurrence of one. I'm not sure how the idea of a miracle holds water up against science and the Laws of Nature in his thinking at that time.
Einstein shared the idea that everything in the universe is held and bonded together by the Quantum Energy Force. It is in and makes up everything. His theory is that matter and energy are actually different forms of the same thing. He said it cannot be created or destroyed but merely converts from one form to another. Matter is Energy, and Quantum Physics is the study of these things down at the subatomic scale... at the unseeable level. Everything is energy and differs only in rates of vibration. Al said "Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency (rate of vibration) of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality...this is not philosophy. This is Physics". That's the Law of Attraction in action.
Dr. Caroline Leaf, in her book Switch On Your Brain states that God is the creator of everything and science is the study and description of that creation. So, along those lines, all Einstein's theories and Laws are truly just descriptions of the order of things, as God has created them, all the way down to the behavior of subatomic particles... of energy... of thoughts, of matter.
Now, I need to be clear. I am not trying to do anything more here than look at Einstein's study of the Laws of Nature and see where, though different language is used, there is a similarity with what I read and believe from the Bible. Doing so has really opened me up to a deeper and more literal belief and faith. We hear that we should think positive thoughts. Business coach gurus espouse the practice of using visualization to achieve success. Even medical scientist and doctors are seeing that if patients use positive visualization and healing thoughts there are observable benefits in the treatment of their illnesses and diseases. This is all based on Einsteins's ideas of thoughts as energy with various rates of vibration that can attract, manifest or bring about desired outcomes... actually change and shape matter. God has told us to think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy, essentially, think about positive things — and if we do, he said that the God of peace will be with us (Philippians 4:8). Could it be that as the Creator of the Laws that govern Nature and therefore govern us, God has told us to think upon those positive things because He knows that doing so will bring us peace... that doing so will bring about or "manifest" good things = a happy heart, a joyful disposition, good health and so on?
In the story of Lazarus Jesus was summoned by Martha and Mary to come to their town because their brother was sick. A few rather profound things happened in this story, but I'll try to stick to my point... The long and the short of it was that Lazarus kind of stopped living and was put into a tomb before Jesus showed up at their home. When he finally arrived the sisters took Jesus to the tomb and He said to take away the stone that covered the entrance. Martha went immediately to the logic and the natural thinking and said "He's been in there decomposing for 4 days! He stinkith". Jesus responded with "Didn't I tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?" The glory of God is His majesty and power in action... a miracle. In this case, the glory of God and his power on display was Lazarus...a man who had been not living for four days walking out of his tomb.
When Einstein said "there are two kinds of people, those who believe nothing is a miracle and those who believe everything is a miracle", based on the Law of Attraction he is really saying that those who believe in miracles are the ones who are really seeing them because they have matched their energy / mind/ thought vibrations with what they want to see. Matthew 13:58 gives some more to chew on about this. In speaking about Jesus performing miracles around the region Matthew said "and He did not do any miracles in that town because of their unbelief". Is it because they had the wrong / "not do" belief / mindset / thought vibrations? God would not facilitate the "manifestations" of any miracles because they did not have belief / can do / "will be" thought vibrations. Their reality remained in and of the natural world... in logic... where their minds could conceive and the reality and logic of the natural world set boundaries around what was possible. God did not unleash His goodness because they didn't believe!
In Matthew 9:20 we see a woman who had tried everything under the sun to find help for her issue of chronic bleeding. She was spent in every way. Every possibility collapsed down to this one thought and belief..."If I only touch the hem of the robe of Jesus, I will be healed". So she did, and Jesus turned to her and said "Take heart my daughter. Your faith has made you well." Matthew 9:28-30 tells the story about Jesus touching the eyes of the blind men and restoring their sight. He said, "according to your faith" be healed. I know this gets really touchy with some Christians and at this point they would start up with "Wellllll....it isn't just the faith and belief, but it's about the One who the faith and belief is in!" Ok, Ok. Put down your torches and pitchforks. The point I'm here thinking about it this: What if the "system" of His Majestic Creation is based on believing it until you see it? Not denying that God is the giver of the miracle, but acknowledging that He has created a Law within the Nature of things that operates on belief... on matching your core thoughts and faith with what you really want. The healings of disease that medical scientist have observed haven't been dependent on the patients religious or spiritual good standing. The "miracles" we hear about in the news or from people in our circles aren't reserved only for Christ followers. I know that this steps right into the "Name It and Claim It" doctrines...but I'm not going to take that road. I'm just pondering His own Words and the Nature of Things that He has created.
For me, I guess my take away from this little science / thought exploration is that God tells us clearly that His thoughts and ways are higher, above and beyond ours. He tells us that He can provide beyond, abundantly more than we can ask or even imagine, beyond what we can conceive, beyond logic, beyond natural limitations. I want to practice setting boundaries in Faith and Belief and not in logic... in the supernatural, beyond the natural. I want the mountains to move. I want the blessings of God in and over my life to be in His scale, NOT MINE. I will aim to practice "seek first His kingdom" and then BELIEVE Him for everything else that He has said...matching my thought vibrations with the things He has said, promised, instructed and commanded SO THAT I get to see the miracles and witness the glory of God unleashed.
“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”