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Why I believe in God…

Lego Illustration:

Talk about Legos as a kid—even as an adult.
When you see a castle made of Legos, no one ever thinks that they just fell out of the bucket of Legos that way, completely by accident.
1000x and it would never happen.
“Even the crude Lego creations of a 2-year old, demonstrate intelligent design.”

Qualification

I have a friend who looks at the universe and says they can’t believe in God because science gives us so many other explanations for how the creation came to be.
I don’t understand how you could look at science—at all the Legos that make up the universe—and conclude that they just poured out of the bucket that way. Science, screams intelligent design.
The Old Testament character Job knew this. He wrote,
“But ask the animals, and they will instruct you; ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you. Or speak to the earth, and it will instruct you; let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? The life of every living thing is in his hand, as well as the breath of all mankind” (, CSB).

All is broken

If a two-year old made something with Legos it won’t be perfect. It likely won’t be very good at all.
If an all-powerful God makes something though, you expect it to be really good, even perfect.
But, it isn’t. Why do bad things happen…
Natural disasters, evil people, political strife, drug addiction, family problems.
Everyone can see that the world is messed up; it’s far from perfect.

Broken Legos

‘Sometimes I find one of my sons half-mangled creations on the floor in the living room.’
It was a really cool space ship or…
But, someone dropped it. And someone else stepped on it.
It still evidences a creator.

Qualification

The Bible affirms that the creation has been messed up. God made it good and humankind dropped it on the floor and stepped on it.
tells us that every person has contributed to the brokenness of the world.
R tells us that the whole creation—the planets and the universe—groans under the duress of bad human decisions.
But the creation groans as it looks forward—not backwards.
The creation doesn’t mourn the loss of its former beauty and perfection.
It looks forward to the day when the creator picks up all the Legos off the floor and begins to reassemble them.

All can be made new

The book of Revelation tells us about that day when all the pieces of creation are put right.
I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
(, ESV)
We look forward to this day as individuals, where all the broken things of the world are discarded. All the broken Legos are thrown away and replaced with new Legos.
There won’t be any more broken relationships or broken families.
No more political battles or wars with other countries.
No more personal hurt or pain; only joy.

Conclusion

So, I look at all that and I think, ‘Why do I believe in God?’
And the answer is, because I know that the world is broken and I know that I have contributed to the worlds brokenness.
So, I need hope, because if I am part of the brokenness of the world, the book of Revelation says I will pass away with all the brokenness of the rest of creation.
But, if I can be rebuilt now, then I can remain. I can live in painless joy forever.
And that rebuilding happens through Jesus.
Jesus was broken so that we can be made whole.
Jesus died so that we don’t have to pass away with the rest of creation.
Jesus was crushed so that we can be put back together.
For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, [Jesus] so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (, CSB)
Exhortation to believe and commit to the church.
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