Did you know that the bible can pretty much be summed up in the first 5 words of Genesis 1:1? “In the beginning God created.”
Pause for just a moment and think of what that implies… If God does exist and rules over all creation, He could be as simple or complex as He chooses to be in revealing Himself.
It seems ironic that God would use the first five words of the most widely read book (of all time), to simply say, who He is and what He did… no convoluted formulas and lengthy explanations. no excuses for not being smart enough to know… Anyway, If He were to show us how He created (matter) from nothing, would anyone really understand?
The smartest minds on this planet can’t even explain how something spontaneously (without a creator) appeared from nothing, and evolved into what we have today. Sure, we can account for and examine stuff that we see, but what about before?
It may be possible that you have asked questions at some point in your life, regarding your own existence of, where did I come from and/or what existed before all that we know?
It’s perfectly natural to ask… and the answers are out there….You just have to decide what and why you believe what you find.
Regardless of your conclusion, it takes great faith to believe whatever is revealed. Nothing can be proven, unless you believe the evidence of the presenter…
The only one who can transcend our limitations of reason, logic and intelligence is someone not bound (or limited) by what we understand to be true. That happens to be God, and He will need to reveal Himself to us…. We can’t force His appearance, anymore than we can make a puppet walk without its strings.
If you are interested in finding Him, here is a scripture from the bible that explains simply how He can be found.
(Deuteronomy 4:29 NIV)
But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Now, lets just take it at face value and ask… If this passage is true, and He is not found (or revealed)… is it His fault? Or is it just easier to say He does not exist?
Eye of God Photo by European Southern Observatory (ESO)
He does exist and would be well worth your time to see…. Sure, it may still be faith, but all matters have to be settled with some level of assurance.
What is the foundation of your belief, and does it bring you peace of mind?
There is so much more to the story, but the first 5 words sets the tone… don’t you think?