You Are Loved!
The other day I was scrolling through twitter and I noticed a post that was shared by a Biblical apologetics organization. It was an article share and the article was entitled: "Contradictions: Longevity or Countdowns?" The article was focused on refuting supposed discrepancies in the Bible. In the comment section, I saw something that broke my heart...
"A nonexistent entity cannot say anything" the user wrote. As I pondered the antagonist post I experienced an strong sense of sadness for this person. Obviously there was something that occurred in this person's life for them to be angry with God. But that's not why I was heartbroken...
This person pushed out any sense of ultimate purpose. If this person truly believed that there is no God then they must accept the fact that they were created by chance or "out of nothing". Human beings function on knowing they have a purpose and when we fail to realize that our very existence was on purpose, then what do we have to live for?
Perhaps one of the most encouraging verses in the entire Old Testament is one that we often over look. As you meander through the creation account recorded in the book of Genesis, you see that God created all plants and animals "after their own kind". But when we get to Genesis 2, we see the detailed creation of man. In Genesis 2, God does something unique. God created man "out of the dust of the earth" and then... here it is.... "He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living person."
Think about that for a moment. Man is the ONLY creation that God personally breathed life into. What does this show us? Man is special to God. Man has a purpose. To reject the belief that there is a God is not "freeing" it's "depressing". Man loses purposes. And this, perhaps, is the saddest story of all.
The entire Bible has one consistent narrative, God's pursuit of man. Remember, no matter how bad today is, God breathed the very life into man because you are loved and you have a purpose.
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For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.