Where would we be without our Savior?
Interestingly enough, I’ve seen that question raised a couple of times in the media over the last few weeks. Here’s what Marilyn Vos Savant, the “super-smart” lady from the newspaper says.
- Q: I’m in Mensa [an IQ society], where I’ve been discussing this question with other members for years: What is the reason we are here?
- A: I think it depends on your spiritual beliefs. If you have a religion, it provides the answer. But if you don’t believe in a god, the question contradicts your thinking. Having a reason implies having a purpose, which indicates an intelligent being (or cognitive power, etc.) with intent. That’s what people call a god. So if you don’t believe a god exists, you can’t believe a reason exists [for your own existence]. You must settle for assuming we got here through some natural process, and that’s that.
Not a lot of hope or purpose in that statement, is there?
While the world may look around and see no hope or purpose for their life, we can have confidence that He is in control. In fact, as believers He uses every circumstance that comes into our lives to make us more Christlike. Romans 8:28-29 says, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.”
Thank God for the hope that we have in Him!
Please pray for the people of Orlando. And pray for those of us who minister at NTM’s home office nearby Orlando that we would have opportunities as a result of the tragedy this week to comfort, encourage and to share the hope that we have within us.