I'm often a visitor in Missouri, the "Show Me" state. Folks around these parts say "I'm from Missouri, you'll have to show me." They claim "show me" means they are particularly alert and shrewd and not easily taken in.
Of course, none of us want to be fooled by something that is not true. God gave us common sense and good brains to discern. We need to be a balance of practicality and faith.
Some of the truest things that exist are not things which can be seen. For example, gravity is a concept which is certainly true. You can't see gravity but you would experience the effects of it if you were to let go of a glass vase some feet about the floor. You can say "I don't believe in gravity" over and over again but it doesn't keep the vase from shattering into shards of glass when it hits the ground.
Love is an emotion that cannot be seen, yet it is the greatest force known in the world today. While we can't see love wrapped up in a golden box tied with silver ribbon, we do see the effects of love. We know love resides in a home when each occupant strives to make the others feel cherished, important and wanted. When we see someone sacrifice their wants and needs for another person, we know that is someone who loves.
Does God exist? We can't see Him in the flesh, but we can see evidence of His actions. His own creation shows His existence.
For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)
What a creation He made for you! Such a beautiful world with vistas of mountain heights and meadows, grand forests, mighty oceans, lazing rivers and streams, placid lakes and thousands of species of plants and animal life. I say it takes way more faith to believe all this beauty and life came from a big bang than it does to believe in a loving Creator.
Especially when I know that I know that I know He is real. I experience Him every day.
Come on, dare to believe He is God! What have you got to lose?
This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt 4.) A blog post inspired by the word: dare. I dare to believe in God. What about you?
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