3 God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.
John 1:3 (NLT)
In our world today this is considered a very bold and almost unbelievable statement. Too many would be intelligent people no longer believe this to be a true statement. As a Christian I have to say that if I did not believe in it than everything else is pointless. I believe it is one of the basic facts we must understand and hold to if our faith is to be real. The good, the bad and the ugly in our world all had its start in the mind of God and through the power in his voice it was created. Sounds simple enough does it not, but what has happened is on the day that Adam fell into sin he allowed destruction and death to come upon the world and what God created as Good is now corrupted by the sin of mankind. It does not change the fact that God is the creator of everything.
You might wonder why this is something important to us today. Well I see the importance as knowing and understanding the difference between two views of the world. If God created us it means we have purpose; it also means he is intimately connected with us in our lives. If you have ever labored over something you have created you can relate; it becomes part of you and you have a desire to see it grow and spread to what its potential really is. If we are a product of random chance like people who deny God believe than what is the purpose of life? This is probably the number one question people ask themselves and others when they are struggling with the idea or concept of God. This is what truly divides us between belief and disbelief in the Creator. One sees us as having purpose and the other only sees us as expendable; what do you believe?
The second part to this and I believe is critical to understanding the difference is when you have created something. Say you built a piece of equipment to hold a golf ball so the logo can be painted on it. (Real story, friend of mine) who better to fix it when itís broken; you see in our world today we have doctors who are working on cures for illness with very little hope for a cure. Christians who have faith in a creator have a place to go when no one else has answers we can turn to the one who created us and ask Him to make us whole. The real truth is though he does not always do it in this lifetime. Yet we have the promise that when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior we will have life eternal with a new body in a place where there is no sickness. I want to leave you today with a Hope for the future. When we trust and believe in God as Creator we can have a hope and a promise for a life of purpose and direction. The question is what do you believe in today? Are you living a life that has no purpose or do you know and believe that God has a purpose for you? Everything is created with a purpose and I can promise you that includes you? Have a truly blessed day as you walk in the light of Godís Word.