God is not only a personal Lord, he is also personally interested in us. We must remember that God, our Creator, is the definition of what it is to be perfect. Nothing can be above him. The fact that we have moral convictions, love, and reason did not come by “accident”. Our imperfect personal characteristics are mere shadows of the existence of a perfect personal being. If we imperfect beings are morally outraged at all the injustices of the world, would not God be infinitely more outraged? Is he not more loving, more knowing, more caring than us? The enormity of the cosmos and our smallness in relation to it would only present a problem for God’s love and care if he were not behind the whole thing!
The greatest evidence that God is not only obvious, but a personal being, lies in his most magnificent creation of all; ourselves. God created us with a mind that is self-aware and a heart with the ability to love. We are created with a conscience that calls us to be morally responsible and a soul that longs for meaning and significance. Together, they become the essence of what humans were designed to be and the strongest evidence of a personal God.
As a result of sin, our world suffers and we suffer the consequences. Nobody likes to suffer, because its intensely painful. Even though we take great pains to achieve comfort, there are times when we can’t avoid suffering. With that in mind, let me ask you a question. What is the main point of our lives? The Bible tells …
Sometimes after a tragedy, we hear the words “God is in control” or “the purpose of God.” What is God’s purpose of “taking home” a young girl killed by a drunken driver? What is God’s purpose in allowing a young mother to succumb to cancer leaving three small children at home? I honestly don’t know. Sometimes, God simply does not make sense. We must remember that the focus of the Christian hope derived from faith is not on this life, but on the next. Our physical life on earth is only temporary. What matters the most is where we will spend eternity.
By nature, we are all anti-God. In fact, even people whom we respect and adore the most on earth have the capacity to do the greatest type of evil. So, why does God allow this world to continue in its present sinful condition?
I just got home from Wal-Mart where my wife and I bought a new 18-speed bicycle for my daughter.