I find it remarkable that, throughout the pages of the Bible, God never once gives us irrefutable proof of His existence. You would think that a matter of such importance would be prevalent throughout the Scriptures – that the Author of the Bible would give us several rock-solid proofs that He is real – and that He is ever-present. But not one verse. Not one phrase. Not one word.
Some have speculated that this is probably because the Bible was written for God’s people (the Jews) who already believed in the Almighty – so no reasonable proof was necessary.
But, this seems short-sighted. God surely knew that the Bible would become the Source of His truth for ALL people (and not just for those who already believed in Him). Believers, pagans, skeptics, and those totally ignorant of Him – the Bible is God’s Personal guide given to every human being, for all of time. How could something so important as the proof of God’s Own existence, escape His attention?
I don’t think it did. I think He gave us all something that would endure forever – something that goes beyond words (something that cannot be argued away).
And it was there in front of us all along. It was mentioned in the very first expression of His intention for all of creation.
It was so simple that we missed it. Or, at least, we didn’t really see it for what it was. It was God’s work to assure that each of us can know that He is real – and that He has a plan and a purpose for our lives…
God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” (from Genesis 1:26)
Now, these words have been studied and debated for centuries. Many thinkers (far greater than myself) have given us much to consider. But it seems to me that the one thing that we must all understand is that God created us with Himself in Mind. And He put into us, His Own qualities (albeit, on a limited scale).
We are the ultimate copies of the Most High. We are stamped out of His Own Person and Character – the physical representations of the Lord of Heaven.
But it is more than that.
He put things within us that only He possesses. Things that could not have happened without the imprint of Himself upon our spirits. Things that could not have happened by chance or circumstance. He was the Cause. We were the effect.
And we bear His imprint upon our very souls. He made us (formed us) out of the stuff of earth – and breathed into us the stuff of Heaven.
What are the implications of this? For that matter, what are the applications of this?
We will look at these things tomorrow…