Just came back in from walking my dog. As I was outside, I spent a good amount of time considering nature. For example, I was looking at trees and realizing our human race lives in harmony with them as they absorb the carbon dioxide we exhale and we breath in the oxygen they release. Beautiful. Or how our earth is at the perfect location in the solar system to sustain life. Beautiful.
It just makes me think when considering all of these things, how can one come to the conclusion that there is no God? How can we be so quick to think all of this came to be by chance? When considering the literal perfection of our existence it is crazy to not believe there is a God, or live in the middle like there may or may not be. Even worse is understanding there is a God and then not living a life of reverence to that God……I know, I know……You may be saying how can you believe in an invisible God? Well, you believe in wind, right? Is that not invisible? You believe in gravity, right? Tell me the last time you “saw” gravity. You see, we believe in those things because we comprehend the manifestation of their functions. Where you live, where you abide, is the manifestation of God’s creative hand.
“When I look at a building, how do I know that there is a builder? I can’t see him, hear him, touch, taste, or smell him. Of course, the building is proof that there was a builder. In fact, I couldn’t want better evidence that there was a builder than to have the building in front of me. I don’t need ‘faith’ to know that there was a builder. All I need are eyes that can see and a brain that works. Likewise, when I look at a painting, how can I know there was a painter? Again, the painting is proof positive that their was a painter. I don’t need ‘faith’ to believe in a painter because to can see the clear evidence. The same principle applies with the existence of God. When I look at creation, how can I know that there was a Creator? I can’t see Him, hear Him, touch Him, taste Him, or smell Him. How can I know that He exists? Why, creation shows me that there is a Creator. I couldn’t want better proof that a Creator exists than to have the ‘fact’ of creation in front of me. I don’t need faith to believe in a Creator; all I need are eyes that can see and a brain that works.” – Ray Comfort
I think a lot of us get lost in the speed of every day life. Piled over with seemingly unlimited tasks on our to-do lists. We get numb to the fact that our existence as humans in and of itself is an extraordinary thing! This busy-busy-busy perspective on life blinds and inhibits us from looking up (and around) and marveling at the almost perfect oasis called earth that we inhabit. When I look up, I’m humbled. Spending just a few moments looking up reminds me that there is no way possible that there is not “something (Someone)” higher than me. Creation itself bares witness to a Creator. When you get a chance, put your busy life on pause for a few short moments, I promise that text message, that email, that social media message is not going anywhere, and just look up and let your spirit (that was given to you by your Creator) hungrily pull you toward the understanding that there is a God, one true God, that loves your so dearly that He would empty himself and come to earth and live the life you could never live and die the death that you deserve.
“For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:19-20)