Good Morning December 1

Why do we believe in God? The same reason we believe in anyone, because we’ve had some contact, some revelation of their existence. Paul tells us that God has revealed Himself through all the things He has made, the incredible complexity of human life and all that surrounds us in this world.(Romans 1:20) But there is far more than this. We believe not only in a creator God, but One who wants a personal relationship with each human being. How did we learn of this? Not just through the wonders of creation. No, but through God’s interaction with mankind over thousands of years. The writer of the New Testament book of Hebrews tells us that, “in the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways…”(1:1) The Bible we have is God’s revealed truth recorded by 40 different men over a period of 1500 years, all telling us of God’s personal actions with mankind, and His continual invitation for people to come closer to Himself. But His revelation has not even stopped there. The Hebrew writer continued saying, “in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.”(vss.2-3) God chose to come among us Himself in the person of Jesus. We see God in the perfect revelation of His Son, Jesus Christ. But why do you believe in God, why do I believe in God?” Because God, Himself, through the presence of His Holy Spirit, has opened our hearts and called us to faith. We have every reason to stand firm in the truth of our gracious Lord.