43 The next day Jesus wanted to go into Galilee, and he found Philip. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Philip was from Bethsaida, the hometown of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law and the Prophets: Jesus, Joseph’s son, from Nazareth.” 46 Nathanael responded, “Can anything from Nazareth be good?” Philip said, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said about him, “Here is a genuine Israelite in whom there is no deceit.” 48 Nathanael asked him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered, “Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.” 49 Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are God’s Son. You are the king of Israel.” 50 Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these! 51 I assure you that you will see heaven open and God’s angels going up to heaven and down to earth on the Human One.” (John 1:43-51, CEB)
Why do you believe Jesus is the Messiah?
There are a lot of reasons not to believe. We have not ever seen Jesus or God. There is no imperial evidence of God’s existence. Many say there is no proof.
But there are things we believe in we have never seen. Have you ever seen the wind? I haven’t. I’ve seen things moved by the wind and carried by the wind but I have never seen the wind. And I still believe the wind exists.
Same for me with God, while I have seen Jesus and God in the face of my neighbor I have also seen the effects of God. The creation all around me and the care and love I see in others.
My proof is in the promises made and kept and the effects of God all around.
Why do you believe?