Someone asked me if I believe in God. Good question.
There is so much hate, and sorrow, and natural disasters that wipe out entire towns…babies dying, hungry children, distraught mothers, persecuted fathers, neglected animals…the list of horrible things in our world is long and ugly.
But when you think about it, all of these things have an “origin” somewhere in the human experience…It’s called cause & effect.
When I examine the anatomy of the human eye, the change of day to night, the burning feeling inside of me when I think about someone I love, the growth process of a seed into a blooming plant, aquatic life in the oceans…Who is doing this?
Why does the sun rise? Where do the planets come from? How does that baby form inside Mommy’s tummy?
There are times when a warm feeling comes over me that I can’t explain. It feels like my heart is going to burst. I’m crying for no apparent reason. I think of someone suffering, that I don’t even know, and it bothers me! Where do these feelings come from?
Do I believe in God? Truth is, I feel God. I talk to God, and whether or not others trust me, I trust that God hears and answers me, because my decisions feel right and have “right” results. Yes, I trust that feeling. Our bodies will grow old and eventually decay. But the feelings never die. Eternity is real.
Someone once said, “You may forget what someone says, you may forget what they did. But you’ll never forget how they made you feel.”