Sunday, September 22, 2013

Is there a God?

This may not feel like a static question. When tragedy hits, we may all question our beliefs. However, there are moments that can be only explained by God. There was my dad, whose mother became gravely ill when he was two.  This became a great blessing, as he was sent to live with his aunt, who is one of the kindest people in the world (my daughter is named after her). There were the prayers of my grandmother, his mother, who asked only to live long enough to raise her children. She lived to be a great grandmother.
These moments are part of my history, part of why God is real to me. Any shred of doubt vanished after the birth of my perfect little girl.  We all have moments that point to God: the hurricanes that missed us, the frightening fevers that subsided. Trace these moments, ponder them. They are part of the armor of truth to protect you when doubt sets in. If you can’t see undeniable moments of God in your life, ask why.  God can handle your doubt, your anger, your questions.  Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” Revelation 3:19-21
Many of us are familiar with this verse. However you may not be aware that it is not written to unbelievers, but believers. Even after we accept God, He waits for us to open the door and invite Him in. Let’s open the door.