by Dave Griffiths
Life is full of questions. Health, Family, Finance, the Future. And there are deeper questions such as, Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Does life have any purpose?
Some of these questions are serious, and some are tremendously important.
But the greatest, the ultimate questions, are about God and your relationship to Him. Nothing in life is more important than this. Good health, financial stability etc. are things that we need, yet, even all of these are temporary and eventually are pointless unless we have a living relationship with God, one that is clear, and certain, and will last forever.
God’s reference book, the bible, answers our concerns, and teaches us how to live meaningful lives. Perhaps our first question then is, Is anyone out there ? This is a fundamental question. If God does not exist, searching for Him is pointless. The Bible states, “Anyone who comes to Him must believe He exists” (Heb. 11:6).
It’s not possible to prove God, in a mathematical sense, but there is a lot of very convincing evidence. Take the universe. To call it an accident, raises many questions, and answers none. The same applies with a Big Bang theory. Where did the materials come from? You can’t make something out of nothing! Evolution is an another idea. How can nothing evolve into something ?
Just look at all the earth’s amazing complex forms of life. All these theories are weak, and the only satisfactory answer, is from the Bible, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1.)
Our world is not a random fluke. The universe was formed at God’s command. (He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm). (Psalm 33:9).
Design demands a designer, The Bible tells us who the designer is, “The God who made the world and everything in it, is the Lord of heaven and earth”. (Acts 17:24),
The strongest creation evidence is man himself. He is unlike other creatures. Man has something called Personality; he makes intelligent choices. He has a Mind, has Emotion, and a Will.
Man has a conscience; he can distinguish between right and wrong, and is capable of Love and Compassion. Above all, man has an instinct to Worship. All religions want to worship a god.
Where did all these qualities come from? No other smart ideas can produce these qualities.
The clearest answer is, The Lord God formed man and gave him the breath of life, and man became a living being. (Gen. 2:7) Man is not an accident; “He is fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). What is more, he has the characteristics of God.
In order to answer all of life’s questions, we need a personal relationship with the Lord, and it’s never too late to have that relationship.