Now that you’re a regular reader of mine and I’ve got you pulled into my world of talking about random crap like boobies, beer, Megan Fox, my wife’s boudoir photographs and any other number of inappropriate things… I want to talk about something of substance for a moment: God.
My relationship with Him has been a rather incredible journey that I feel will only continue to hit its low moments and its high moments until I gasp my final Earthly breath (hopefully) many years from now.
It’s a funny thing having a relationship with an entity you cannot see, hear or touch. In fact, as I wrote that sentence it seemed a little ridiculous. What you may not know though is if you are an atheist, agnostic or struggling Christian… God may be a lot closer than you may think… you’re just so used to looking at things through your desensitized eyes
We’re bombarded constantly with TV shows, celebrities, books, magazines, etc. pushing the idea that pure chance created our world, our bodies, our environment, our brains and our ability to differentiate between right and wrong and on and on. Science, with all its positive uses, has slowly and methodically given people a reason to doubt His existence. Sadly, I am a piece of what the world has become. I am in the middle of the sea of Earth’s population looking heavenward for a sign that God truly exists so I may rejoice in the fact that they were all wrong… and I was oh so right. Unfortunately, I don’t think the face of God will appear in the sky or flames will consume Mount Everest. Since this does not happen… all non believers will roll their eyes at me, shake their heads and continue living their life with the notion that when they die… they just die, or some other ill-conceived notion conceived from our tiny, pea sized intelligence.
But why do we need a sign of such insignificance? Why does God need to do something as simple as write in the sky when he’s created the human reproductive system that gives you children from nothing! Did pure chance create this:
Daddy’s Little Girl: created by complete circumstance? I think not.
A non believer would tell you “yes”…that in 8 billion years anything is possible. But I have to disagree… a human reproductive system created from nothing is entirely impossible without some massive intelligence running the show.
Science can show us how we maybe could have been created by chance with the help of controlled environments, experiments, lab results, microscopic studies of the human DNA, etc. but… aren’t we just the “less superior” intelligence looking at all the pieces to the Master Craftsman’s ultimate creation? If we can create something in a controlled environment aren’t we just the far less intelligent creator of our own little “world”? How ridiculous is it to think that if we can create something in a controlled environment… that it suddenly implies that it would happen entirely by chance in the real world? If a bag of trash shows up in my back yard… I’m going to assume that some asshole dumped it there… not that it materialized all by itself! And that’s just a bag of trash… not a human reproductive system (at least I hope one’s not in there).
Point being… we are completely incapable of seeing the “big picture”. We are so focused on ourselves and the things that God doesn’t do we can’t see Him right in front of us!
Some common utterances:
“Chris, what about 9/11? Where was God then?”
“Why is there disease? If God really cared there’d be no disease.”
“What about all the innocent children kidnapped and murdered by unstable freaks? Seeing that stuff makes me doubt there is a God.”
All of these are good questions and questions that should be explored before embarking on a relationship with Him.
These are all horrible things. And from the depths of my piece-of-corn sized brain I cannot 100% answer your question as to “why”. But what I do know is that we live in a fallen world. We made the decision long ago for God to take a back seat and He has obliged us in our choice. Thus, we know how much He loves us. Despite his longing for us to come home He allows us to see for ourselves what life without Him is like.
And let me tell you people… have you seen the world lately? We’re not doing so well on our own. Through the centuries we’ve continued to fall more and more away until God has turned into an undistinguishable blur on the forefront of our brain that continues to whisper to us time and time again only for us to push it aside for the next immediate satisfaction.
I’m convinced the supernatural God is right in front of us. But that’s exactly what he is: supernatural. Since we’re vastly far from being supernatural ourselves, the idea that there’s actually something there is completely preposterous to most. It may be a good thing we can’t actually see God come to think of it because I’m sure the creator of the universe looks vastly different from anything we could conceive in our minds eyes. Pooping your pants would be the least of your worries.
In closing, I’m the furthest thing from perfect… drastically far from it in fact I’m sorry to say. Some might even say that I’m a sinner… to which I would say “yes, I am”. But I know where I came from. I know where my wife came from. I know where my daughter came from. I know that when I do something wrong… I feel guilt and I repent. Because of this, I know that one day… it’ll be my time to go and I probably won’t be ready… my OCD won’t let me. But in my heart of hearts, I know there’s an incredible place beyond the realm of human understanding that not even though most brilliant minds that have walked this Earth would be able to conceive. There will be no OCD, there will be no struggle for power, there will be no pain and there will be no more questions. I really don’t know what there will be… but just knowing what isn’t there… is enough reason for me not to explore the question any further.
God bless you… whether you want to believe it or not.