Because I have no proof and yet I believe, because I believe without proof I know it is not merely a human action to have faith, humans seek evidence and so to believe without evidence is extraordinary especially when everything opposes belief, to have faith is a Divine gift, a Supernatural gift. Because to reason belief is to consider it is unreasonable and we are all deluded and this would be the speech of an athiest and yet there is still something within me that I cannot define yet urges me to believe without being deluded and my reason in harmony with my belief.
I believe because I see God in some way in everything and everyone and all things in creation speak of some attribute of God because without this all things are meaningless, it is a world of nothing meaning nothing with no purpose and a cruel suffering globe where the innocent suffer alongside the wicked for no purpose if God did not create it to love Him.
I believe because love is unexplainable. Without love no man would die for another, who can explain this if there is no God Who is Love?
I believe because something deep inside me tells me the world is broken, there is something terribly wrong with it and something terribly wrong with people and what they do to each other. It shouldn’t be like this!
I believe because I recognise I am more than flesh, in the sight of the loss of a loved one I asked ‘where have they gone?’ because the body is surely left but they surely have gone.
I believe because I can see amidst this mess a decisive rythmn to life, a time for everything. I see it is not hap-hazard, but has a beginning and an end and a purpose, I see the two poles of life, the good and the bad, the two staging posts upon which man clings to either one or fluctuates between the two and he does so by choice and why would man have this choice if it were not given to him?.
I believe because man cannot create anything without first it’s origin already existing, man cannot make something out of nothing, only God can do this.
I believe because some touches are so deeply felt that no human could invoke it, no thought could summon it up and no desire could cause it’s effect, it is purely outside of the human yet within him and only within him because God gifted it to him.
Everything is grace.
In my prayers and thanks for the great post.