That's partly true. You wouldn't expect to receive a gift like eternal life if you didn't believe the Giver existed.
But people say "I believe God exists" as if that was some kind of accomplishment. Who can gaze into the vastness of a night sky or watch a butterfly emerge from its cocoon and insist this marvelous world is some sort of cosmic accident?
No one gets credit for believing God exists. It's obvious that God is real. The Bible says only a fool thinks there is no God (Psalm 53:1). In fact, it points out that demons not only believe God exists, but they also believe there is only one true God -- and it causes them to tremble (James 2:19). The question isn't whether you think God is real. The real issue is whether you're going to keep living your life as if he didn't matter or whether you're going to live your life in a way that gives Him the honor He deserves.
The good news is that God is not only real, but He knows your deepest hurts and longings. He loves you more than you can imagine, so much that He let His only Son die as a ransom to set you free from the power of death. More than anything else in the world, He wants you to experience His life-changing love for yourself.
You can believe God exists -- and rank right up there with the demons on the eternal life scale. Or you can admit how much you need and want to experience His love -- and receive His gift of a life that is full and free and forever. How much time do you need to think about it?
Mon, February 22, 2010
by D. James Kinnaird