I've wondered about something for years. How can we as people stand up and say that we are the center of our universe? I've been hearing more & more about how many people either deny the existence of a God or believe that mankind evolved from pond sludge to become the master of his own universe. Many subscribe to both beliefs passionately. After alot of thought & some studying, I've come to some conclusions.
I've determined that the atheist viewpoint just simply makes no sense. How can there not be a Supreme God? All it takes is a simple walk outdoors to reaffirm the existence of God. Look up at the stars at night ~ Did man put them there? If not, how did they get there?
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” (Psalm 19:1)
The trees that stand so majestic were created to be self-sustaining. "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so." (Genesis 1:11). Man neither created the tree, nor does the tree need man for survival. Man has tried to imitate God's work by cloning and he's tried to change God's design with 'genetic modification'. But man can not 'create' it himself. The best he can hope for in cloning is a second-rate copy; and in modifying the genetics that God designed in the seeds of our food, we loose the nutrients & benefits that were in the original fruits & vegetables. Is there no God? How can anyone witness the miracle of birth and deny the existence of an Almighty God?
I've noticed that atheist tend to talk about God more than Christians do. I wonder why that is. Is it that they don't actually believe in God or is it because they believe in Him but are rebelling against Him? The Scriptures say, "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." (Psalm 14:1) Have you ever seen a child throwing a tantrum? “You’re not my mother!” they often proclaim. “I don’t have to listen to you, you’re not my father!” The patient parent will go along and wait for the child to get over his ‘mad’ and come back to reason. This usually occurs when the child in his/her rebellion either gets hurt or gets into a situation where they are scared & need help. To me, that’s how folks spouting atheism sound. And God in His love & patience allows them time to realize that they truly do need Him. But His patience will be pushed too far.
For those who believe in the pond sludge theory, well, all I can say is they have a lot more faith than I do. I heard the theory described in one sentence a long time ago ~ “From goo to you by way of the zoo.”
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom & instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7) and “A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snares of his soul.” (Proverbs 18:7)
God loves us so much. How can anyone choose to live a life of complete rebellion when we have a loving Father that just wants to wrap us in His love and tell us again how He is with us through our trials & tribulations?
Are you in a situation today that seems to be bigger than you can handle? Reach out to the Creator of the universe, the One who loves you so much that He waits patiently for you to turn to Him. He loves you. He sacrificed His Only Son so that you can spend eternity with Him in Glory.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
If there were no promise of Heaven, I would still choose God. His love fills me with peace in the time of so much uncertainty. Would you like that peace? Reach out to God. He waits for you.
May the Lord bless you.