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Friday, October 29, 2010

What if there was no God?

This may seem like a strange question for me to ask, but "What if there was no God?"

The other day on my Facebook, I made the statement that "I couldn't make it through the day without Jesus, much less eternity."  Several people responded.  One in particular said, "It would be a catastrophic day if He were missing!"  That got me thinking.  What if there was no God?  Or even, what if God went missing for one day?

Many face their lives with out him.  Some people even doubt His existence. But I am so glad that He is always with me.  He will never leave me nor forsake me.  The bible tells us that our God never even slumbers or sleeps, much less leaves us or goes missing.  How sad our existence would be with out Him!

In the Bible there is a story of three days when Jesus, as a boy, was missing from his family.  They had been to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast and were returning home.  After a while His parents missed Him.  Let's look at the story in the bible.

Luke 2:41-47 (NLT) 41 Every year Jesus' parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. 42 When Jesus was twelve years old, they attended the festival as usual. 43 After the celebration was over, they started home to Nazareth, but Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents didn't miss him at first, 44 because they assumed he was with friends among the other travelers. But when he didn't show up that evening, they started to look for him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they couldn't find him, they went back to Jerusalem to search for him there. 46 Three days later they finally discovered him. He was in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, discussing deep questions with them.

There is a God, and He has revealed Himself to us through His son, Jesus...  But perhaps there's no God in your life.  Maybe you have never met Him.  You don't know Him at all.  Perhaps you have known Christ, but you left Him behind somewhere and are just realizing, you don't know where He is.  That's a scary place to be, but if you will search for Him like Mary and Joseph did, you will find Him.

What if there was no God?  Wow, we would have no hope at all. We would be alone.  Life would be completely useless... But there is a God, and He's not missing.  Just look for Him and you will find Him.  (Jer. 29:13)

Below is a song from Acappella Company, called "If there were no God."  The Chorus says, "But we know that God is with us, And we know His majesty, Reigning now the King eternal, Yes we know the victory."

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