Darrell Dow: On Certainty

Darrell Dow: On Certainty


When we set out to ‘prove’ something we begin down a very treacherous path indeed. For outside of a small subset of things — namely those that exist in the physical realm — it is impossible to ‘prove’ anything in the way the word is commonly used.


Like Job I admit that I cannot measure God in a test tube. I cannot place him on a scales or under a microscope to satisfy my curiosity. But I know that my Redeemer liveth. Of this I am certain.

It is at the moment when you acknowledge that you cannot ‘prove’ something yet cannot deny that it is real, that the true understanding of faith begins to take hold.

Job 19:25-27

25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth;

26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
That in my flesh I shall see God,

27 Whom I shall see for myself,
And my eyes shall behold, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!

Comment: Thoughtful!

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