Thursday, December 03, 2009

What If. . . . .

Several weeks ago, I stumbled across one of those "interview" type surveys on Facebook. I didn't participate, but one of the questions has literally haunted me since then.

What if it was proven unequivocally that God (or the object of your faith) did not exist? How would you react?

My first reaction was to come up with an answer that was so profound that it would show that even if Christ didn't exist, I would *still* be faithful to his teachings. That even IF He didn't exist, my faith and world would still be rock solid.

But, I wasn't satisfied with the answer.

Then, Sunday, while listening to the preacher talk about salvation, I realized that the question was haunting me because my answer was completely and totally wrong.

The fact is, if science tomorrow proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that there was no God, my world would be rocked to the very core of existence. Why? Because my hope is based on, and in, Jesus Christ.

He is the sunshine in my daytime.
He is the laughter in my life.
He is the the reason I want to draw my next breath.
He is the rainbow after the storm.
He is the blue sky above the storm clouds.
He is the flower growing on a rocky hillside.

Without Him, life becomes meaningless, dark, and hopeless. Utterly so.

In the words of the classic by Bill Gaither --

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, all fear is gone.
Because I know, He holds the future.
And life is life is worth the living,
JUST because He lives.

And, to any that may wonder upon this post that already believes that God doesn't exist, let me ask you, would your world change if science proved God's existence? If so, WHY?