Column: God has provided for everything we need for life

I concluded last time by saying, “Behind every creation, there is a creator.”

For instance, nobody believes Mount Rushmore came about by chance. Common sense tells us that people planned, then skillfully carved the faces of four previous presidents into the side of a stony mountain.

Nobody tries to explain away the creator of Mount Rushmore by trying to convince us that wind, rain, time and chance randomly formed this masterpiece. We know better than that. People are smarter than that.

What are the chances that a tornado could rip through a junkyard containing all of the parts for a Corvette, then somehow accidentally assemble all of those parts into a shiny red sports car? Nonsense.

When you seriously and sensibly consider the intricacies of our bodies and this planet, it is only reasonable to think that an intelligent, loving creator designed it all. God has provided everything we need for life. He is not only the author, he also is the sustainer of life.

Another important indicator of God’s existence is our inherent sense of right and wrong. The universal feelings of right and wrong cannot be explained biologically. Were you aware that most thieves get upset and feel wronged whenever someone steals from them? It’s true.

If someone takes a child from their family or if they hurt that child in any way, there is universal sense of anger and a desire to confront the perpetrator and bring them to justice. That is true regardless of the culture.

Where does this sense of wrongness come from? How do we explain a universal law in the conscience of all people that says murder for fun is wrong? Our inner sense of right and wrong, our conscience can only be explained by a loving creator who hardwired us all to know the difference between right and wrong.

The Bible provides even more evidence of God’s existence. God reveals so much about himself through his Word. In Psalm 19:1, we read that “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.” The Psalmist is reminding us that we can learn about God in nature.

We can also learn about his existence and his nature through the Bible. I am glad that what we know about God is not left to human speculation. God has chosen to make himself known to us through his Word. More next time…

Steve Greene is the lead pastor of The Point in Seymour. Read his blog at or email him at [email protected]. Send comments to [email protected].

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