How do you know God exists?
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— 23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
How do we know God exists? Well for me I have grown up knowing there is a God and so I don’t feel like I have really wrestled with this question much. I look at the world and know there is a God because this world couldn’t have been created on it’s own. When I turn to the Bible there are a few places I look to in order to answer this question. The first place I look at is Genesis 1:1 because in the beginning there was God, even before the world was created he was there. The Bible tells me that God created the earth and all that is in it.
The next place I look to answer this question is Jesus. We know that Jesus lived and walked on earth. There are many passages in the Bible that tell us that Jesus is the son of God. I particularly love this passage that we have just read above. It tells me that Jesus is the image of the invisible God and that God created all things in heaven and on earth. The thing that I really love in this passage is the reminder that God sent his son to earth to die on the cross so that we would be reconciled to him. What a beautiful picture of a God who loves us enough to send his son, the image of him, to earth to die a horrible death in order for us to be able to have an intimate relationship with him once again.
Head: How do you know God exists? What passages do you turn to, to help you answer this question?
Heart: How does it make you feel knowing that God sent his son to earth to die on a cross for us so that we could be bought back into relationship with him?
Hands: How can you share this message of a God who not only exists and created the world but loves each of us with your friends and family who don’t yet know him? If they ask the question how do you know God exists how will you answer them?
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you that you not only exist but you are living and active. Thank you that you created all things including each one of us. Thank you that you sent your son to die for us so that we could be bought back into relationship with you. Please help us to hold out this message to those around us boldly. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
A song to listen to: So Will I (100 Billion X)
Emily Andrews- Creek Road Presbyterian Church- South Bank