3 Pieces of Hard Evidence for the Existence of God

God exists outside of our finite universe.

We are bound by time. He created time.
We are bound by fatigue. God does not tire (Isa. 40:28).
We must eat to survive. God is life itself.

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But God gave us three pieces of hard evidence as ways to reveal himself to us.

I mean "hard" in the sense that you can touch it, feel it, pick it up. Composed of matter.

I mean "evidence" in the sense that these things are so evident that you probably take them for granted.

1. Creation

God put Himself into creation; it came out of Him. When you look at a sunset or a gorgeous mountain range, you are looking at God. Even picking up a single stone is like picking up God.

The key word there is "like". A stone is not God any more than the The Persistence of Memory is Dali. We should not worship nature or created things, because these things aren't God. But they are tangible revelations of who He is.

And we, in fact, are like Him. Genesis says that we were created in His image (Gen. 1:27).

Created things, by definition, cannot be God. But He poured himself into HIs creation, calling it "good".

2. His Word

The Bible is a tangible part of God.

We can hold it, read it, memorize it.

God gave us the Bible to reveal His character and to communicate a message of reconciliation with Him.

Scripture says that "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1), and that "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away" (Mat. 24:35).

Don't take it for granted.

3. Jesus Christ

God came to earth in human form. He was called Immanuel which means "God with us" (Matt. 1:23). He ate, cried, prayed, felt pain. Thomas felt the holes in his hands.

Although we do not have Jesus with us here and now on earth, nevertheless He was a physical manifestation of the LORD.

He died so that we could live, but He didn't leave us high and dry. After resurrection He sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in our midst, in our hearts and to guide us.

And make no mistake, Christ will return.

Next time you get down, or long for intimacy with God, contemplate his creation. Read His Word. Talk to His Son.

I am reminded of Elisha's servant who woke up terrified to find he and his master surrounded by bad guys. Elisha prays:

"Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:17

God is alive and well. And He is with us, even if we can't see Him.


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