Deeper Faith

“People who are not religious, and even some who are, often do not fully understand faith. They think faith is about seeing meaning on the surface of things, as if God’s existence or His Presence or involvement in history should be obvious, and if it is not, it does not exist. The Bible tells a completely different story. Even when plague after plague strikes Egypt, Pharaoh still does not believe. Every miracle, says Maimonides, can be doubted. When, in the first century, the Israelites lost their Temple, their holy city and their land, there was nothing left to proclaim the presence of God in their midst except what the Rabbis call a bat kol, an echo. Jews have long known precisely what Isaiah meant when he said, ‘Truly, You are a God who hides Himself.’”

The Great Partnership, Chapter 10, p. 174