Why I Believe In God

I could give reasons why I should believe in God, with the obvious implication that you should, too. For example, I could say that I contemplated the physics of the universe and concluded that it must be made by design, and so it must have an ingenious, powerful and benevolent creator. But in my case, that is not so. I considered God’s works only after I believed.

I could say my life was messed up and I needed divine help to straighten it out. While I did need to clean up my act, that was not the reason either.

I could say that I have witnessed miracles that undermined all contrary argument and persuaded me beyond doubt that God is. But not until I believed did I ever see a miracle.

You see, I don’t accept God as a proposition, or concept, or personification of a creed or hope. God himself drew me, so I sought him out in turn. I love who he is, and desire his friendship. Therefore, I choose to follow him.

As Jesus said to his disciples, “You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you…” and “No man can come to me, unless my Father draws him;”.

So it remains for each of us to, as the psalmist put it, “hear his voice and not harden your heart”.


2 Responses to “Why I Believe In God”

  1. Norm says:

    There are many voices but none provide a true path to salvation. Many promise but none really have the grace of Jesus.

  2. Sorry I wasn’t able to wish you on Christmas as I was busy with work.
    Here’s wishing you a belated Christmas. I know this is a late wish but it’s a wish nevertheless. Hope you enjoyed the day with your loved ones.

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