We find ourselves in a culture that constantly seems to grow increasingly hostile to the message of Christ. Indeed, for many people, it is no longer good enough not to believe in God. Many who were once non-churchgoers, those who previously lived out of a neutral lack of faith are now insistently pursuing an atheistic agenda of ridding their private lives and—more disturbingly—the public forum of even the mention of God. Each day, I encourage you to remind yourself of the overwhelming abundant evidence of the truth claims of Christ. Not only that, but I also encourage you to stand strong on what this teaches us about the meaning of our lives. We live under the providence, provision, plan, and purpose of God that is plainly observable in the universe. In His handiwork we see His glory displayed. In our lives we see His purpose unfolding.
You see, if there is no God then there can be no universal law. Law can come only from a law giver. Randomness does not produce order. Purpose cannot exist in the vacuum of providence. In a universe without a creator, all that exists would be the product of nothing more than random occurrences, chance happenings strung together by indiscriminant forces, which we wrongly perceive as universal principals or the so-called natural laws. In a universe with no God, natural laws are little more than observable collisions of unsystematic loose energy, which are as subject to change as the blowing of the wind. Remove God from the equation and in so doing all meaning, purpose, security, and significance is removed as well. This is true not only in regard to the universe, but also in our very lives.
Psalms 19:1 says, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork” (KJV). Contrary to the increasingly popular atheistic claims of this generation, a generation that rejects any form of absolute truth, authority, or accountability in their lives, the majesty of God is expressed in the very functioning and precision of the stars, the planets, and the universe that He created. We, like the stars and celestial bodies, are the product of His divine handiwork. We stand on solid ground, planted firmly in the sovereignty of Almighty God!