Have you seen the movie Field of Dreams?
Ray and his wife and daughter and Terrance Mann can all see the baseball players. But her brother and other strangers can’t see the men on the field.
From the brother’s perspective, they are sitting around an empty field, looking at nothing.
But to those who can see, it’s wonderful watching the old time players play.
That’s what faith is.
For non-believers, for those without faith, church looks like nonsense and people sitting around praying to a non-existent God.
But some of us can see the players. We can feel the living God. We see God working and moving in our lives.
Hundreds of millions of people around the world, for thousands and thousands of years, have all been in contact with the same God. We can all see the baseball players. Just because some can’t see them, doesn’t mean the players aren’t there.
Ignore everything you’ve learned and everything that you thought was true, forget the reasons you don’t believe, or the things that caused you to leave church or lose faith, and open your heart and mind, and listen for God. Go the distance, be receptive, and God will become known to you.
God. Not coincidence, or chance or luck, but the Creator of the world will be in relationship with you. If you stop thinking long enough to listen for the voice of God, you may see the ballplayers.
(And here’s me at the Field of Dreams in the early 90s. I wasn’t a follower of Jesus then, but I did love the movie.)