In a legalistic society where one must have an “eye witness” to a crime to aid prosecution, and where judgement must be “beyond reasonable doubt”…. In one where the idiom is frequently used “seeing is believing”, it is not hard to imagine that only things that are seen can be valid or true.
There are Christians every day who might question ‘God’s will” in the same way. How is it that we know anything unless there is witness or evidence. Much harm has been done in the past by actions that are claimed to be “of God”; even when we claim to have seen them.
Over and over the Lord has given clear proof of His claims. Perhaps the most obvious is His request of Thomas to touch the wounds in Jesus’s body that he may know the truth; 1 John 1-1 is a declaration of an eye witness; “That which you have heard, which you have seen with your eyes- this we proclaim”.
God, on the one hand, provides trusted witnesses to an act or occurrence in obvious support for a claim; on the other He calls for “trust in Him” that we believe beyond doubt; reasonable or not.
Those who have thought things through will know that God will not appear on the witness stand every time there is an intervention or requirement for proof. He relies upon the ” Johns” of this world to declare a truth, even though he may not have personally witnessed it.
There is logic in the assumption that if God is creator of all there is, He can be, and is, the author of every work.
How marvelous is it that we do not have to litigate every (or any ) act of grace?
Is it not reasonable to accept that which we cannot see? It is not blind faith; It is seeing what we believe.