Sunday, January 11, 2015

Why I Believe There is a God

"For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." Romans 1:20

This verse truly says it best. I believe in God because I see evidence of Him everywhere.

When I see a new born baby perfectly and intricately made without any design on my part as a mother. You know that it would be impossible for all of that to happen by chance. There has to be a designer - someone that gives life.

 When I hear about the Monarch butterflies and how they all migrate to the same spot in Mexico - flying thousands of miles - even though they had never been there before and they are generations away (because there are several generations over the course of a summer) from the ones that had been there. There no just how to get there and just what to eat. There are so many things that could go wrong for them but God designed them with the knowledge that they need to make it.

 When I think about what I have learned about Honeybees - How they can tell the other in their hive how to get to a good source of nectar perfectly just be doing a special little dance in their dark crowded hive. When the other bees get done watching them they know just how far they should go and what direction and even how good of a supply it is (so how many of them need to go there). I have never been able to see the dance in person (I have seen a video) but I have seen the result of it many times. God also designed the bees to know how to keep the hive warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The more I study about bees the more I am in awe of God's wonderful design.

There are so many things in nature that point us to the realization that there had to be a Creator. We realize too that everything has to have a cause. Things don't simply just happen.

  I do realize that it does take Faith to believe in God. I have never seen God - I have simply seen what He can do and what He continues to do. The fact is that nobody here now was at the beginning of time. Nobody saw the world come in to existence. Nobody can report exactly what happened. To me it makes the most sense that there is a God, who is the Creator and who still cares about me.

  I hope you believe that too. I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic (whether you agree or disagree with me).


Amelia said...

Oh yes, I believe and love the Father. He (God) is so very present in nature, in our very lives, even in the synthetic at times, little miracles, little signs that He sends in His Mercy. ...He sends those messages our way. It's not that we depend on signs or private messages of sorts...We know He is there, it's a built in knowing I do believe and I hope that my life shows His Life in my actions and words.

I really enjoyed your reminders of the bees, the birds etc. that have those God given mechanisms within themselves, those knowings to do what they do.

In the forming of a baby, to me, it's such a miracle, childbirth. It is truly awe inspiring. It's a miracle any of us are here if we think about it.

I always enjoy your posts Abbi. I hope you are enjoying your new homestead as it progresses.

Blessings to you!

Abbi said...

Thanks Amelia for sharing your thoughts as well. I loved reading them!

We are truly enjoying our new little homestead. We are enjoying the snow now and dreaming of planting time again too.

I hope you are doing well!


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