I wish I could prove to the world that God is real. But I can’t. The question of is there or isn’t there a God is one that will always revolve around the minds of many until that day, as I believe, when He comes. I’ve had countless conversations that came with endless questions, only for nothing to be resolved. In all fairness I understand that people want to know. To be frank, I’ve had my moments. But I’ve come to realize after all the debates, the “ifs” “ands” or “buts”, that it takes faith. That action word that is so simple yet it seems so complex at the same time. It takes Faith. Believing in what you cannot grasp with the five senses. Faith, “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.
One pastor said it best stating that if we knew everything about God, then he would cease to be God. I’ve accepted that some things will remain a mystery until that great day; but everything that we need to know has already been written in the Holy Bible. It’s very interesting to me, some of the things that people easily choose to believe in, yet the existence of God is so hard to grasp. People will put faith in football and basketball teams, betting hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars on which team will win, when the truth is the game can go either way. Yet they refuse to believe in a God who wins every time. We trust in airplanes that fly in the sky to get us overseas, without knowing the technicalities of what is actually keeping that thing up there. But we choose to believe that it will do what it’s designed for. You can argue that it has been tested and proven. Well, so has God. Only…, God never crashes or fails. We’ll even put our trust and life in the hands of another human being, even when they betray us and let us down countless times. But God? That’s just too far fetched. Why is that?
The story of Thomas in the Bible comes to mind, when he refused to believe that Jesus, after his death, was resurrected. Despite others claiming that they were eye witnesses, to him being alive, Thomas replied “I won’t believe it unless I see…”(John 20:25 NLT). When Jesus finally appeared to him in the flesh, Thomas was amazed. Jesus said to him then, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29 NIV).
I have a passion of wanting to tell everyone about the God that I serve. I wish they could see what I see and know what I know. But I’ve come to realize however, that it’s not my job to try to convince anyone. It is God who changes hearts towards him. I do my part and share the gospel with those who have a willing ear and an open heart. II Corinthians 4:3 says “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost, in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (KJV). If you’re reading this, and happen to question the existence of God, I invite you to just try him. After all, what have you got to lose? He is right there, waiting for you.
Written by: Shenelle Wallace