This is for your Make Believe.

The other day, one of my friends posted a link to a pretty controversial blog post. It wasn't her post, just something she came across, and I'm not even going to go into the topic on here, because that is opening a whole other can of worms, but something that I saw on the comments section of that post was what caught my attention.

You know how it goes. Somebody writes about something that they are incredibly passionate about and because it is not something that most people believe in, many get stirred up and react in the comment section. In this instance, it seemed to change from a political topic to a spiritual topic very suddenly. You had people lashing out at one another, telling each other who was wrong and who was right.

This post that I saw just happened to be written on Christmas day. And one of the people that responded signed this to the bottom of her comment:

"Merry ImaginaryFairyMas Everyone!"

No, you read it right.

Essentially calling Jesus an "imaginary fairy".

And it got me to thinking. I know that a lot of people in the world find the Bible to be a book of fiction. A great literary work that has no truth behind it. And I think that the reason why it is so easy to fall into that way of thinking is because we can't fit God and what He has done over time, into our frame of mind, ... into our box. We want Him to be, and want His plan for mankind to be what WE want it to be. And not what it is. We all have a way of thinking about things- how real they are- and if something just seems illogical or impossible, unrealistic even, we can't believe it. "No, God would have never done that. No, God would never feel that way about this."

We put God in our own little box and we call it Make Believe if the God that created us, the very God that created lightning and emotions and birth and wind ... isn't what WE THINK He should be. Wow. How incredibly arrogant of us. To think we know God when we as humans still aren't even 100% sure how lightning works. But we've got the Creator of all things figured out?

Uhhh Huh.

Kind of like the Unicorn, I'm assuming.
(Random, I know.)

We have a picture of what a unicorn would be in our heads, don't we? Even though they are strange mythical creatures. But the Bible talks about unicorns. Did you know that?

This is actually something that most atheists use to make fun of the Bible and try to disprove it. "The Bible talks about unicorns. Pssh. A horse flying around with one sparkly horn on its head? Yeah. Like I can believe anything THAT book says."

"Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?"
-Job 39:9-12

"But my horn shall you exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil."
- Psalm 92:10

"And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness."
- Isaiah 34:7
So the creature you are seeing in your mind is probably this, right?

Well, what if I told you that the unicorn mentioned in the Bible looked more like this?

Would that be easier to believe?
Because it probably is. This is an Asian One-Horned Rhinoceros.
The scientific name for it is a Rhinoceros Unicornis (latin).
A "unicorn."
So, do you see how we can take something that is so simple to explain and turn it into a completely ridiculous mythical explanation because we don't want to to take the time to wrap our minds around a God who doesn't fit our mold? And a book that cuts our conscience to the core that we would rather not live by? And because maybe we already have such a preconceived notion in our head of something, ...we find things hard to grasp?

I hope that the next time you want to question God on something He has said or something that He made, you will think of the unicorn. Maybe it's not that what you are thinking of couldn't have happened, but maybe that you aren't imagining the right thing. The right kind of situation.
Just a thought.
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