Do You Believe?

  Do you believe in electricity?  Sure you do; every day is packed with evidences that those negatively charged particles called electrons, are on the move.  Though you can’t see them, they make themselves abundantly evident by the things they do (e.g. make a stove hot, light your computer screen, or produce a flash of lightning).    Though useful in many ways, electricity is a source of energy that can also be dangerous or even destructive if we don’t maintain a healthy respect for its potential.  If you stand too close as you observe what it does, it might teach you the last lesson you will ever learn.

  Do you believe in God?  While you may answer this question affirmatively, like electricity, you cannot see Him.  God’s existence is evidenced by what He has done or what He does.  One of the most obvious works of God is YOU, and the habitat that you call home (earth).  “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (Colossians 1:16)”  And He has not abandoned His creation but lovingly sustains it for your sake.  “For in him we live, and move, and have our being… (Acts 17:28)”  If He so much as loosens His grip, the order that we are so accustomed to in the universe would become disorder, and the elements would melt with fervent heat. (2Peter 3:10-12)

  But who talks about God these days?  He is always there, doing what He does… and we have learned to depend upon His common grace without acknowledging His presence or expressing gratitude for His bounty.  Because of His proven faithfulness we no longer fear Him.  We have forgotten, if we ever knew, that our God is also Holy and Just, and that He will apply His law to us and our deeds at the coming judgment.  “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Hebrews 9:27)”  “For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. (Deuteronomy 4:24)”  Perhaps these thoughts give you pause—it is time to think about God.  “…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2Corinthians. 6:2)”