Humans need to believe in something bigger. We often feel and act like we are the only part of the world that matters, but we know we are a small piece of a bigger picture. And as we mature, we realize tiny our role actually is. And since we can’t control of this world, surely a greater force must be setting the laws of nature.
Most people believe in some sort of higher power. And no matter the perceived legitimacy of a person’s form of worship, it is a way to help us cope with questions we cannot answer.
Our tendency is to ask why things exist in the manner they do. The human race progresses because we have these questions and we look for the answers. We question ourselves, our lives and our future, and we try to change them for the better. We want to know what makes us the way we are and what we can do to make the future different.
Some of these questions have easy answers. And following a thread of logic can lead us to the answers of many questions we encounter. But once the logical end is reached, answering questions takes more than reason.
That is where faith comes in. Maybe we were raised in a church, or maybe something about a specific religion that catches our heart. And we decide something about this higher power makes it the correct answer to our questions.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 acknowledges the inability we have when it comes to understanding the vastness of creation.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity (ignorance) in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
One of the things we can not know is the legitimacy of our God. Our Bible w
We cannot pretend one faith is more right than the others. For all anyone knows we could all be wrong. We can believe it, and we can convince others of it. But we can’t do anything more.
Hard evidence of heaven, hell or a creator doesn’t exist. This is the reason faith – once attained – forms such a strong bond.