Albert Einstein is reported to have said that in the form of a mathematical equation all the human brainpower combined is insufficient to comprehend the universe.
Because we cannot disprove what we cannot fully comprehend, we have to leave open the possibility of God’s existence.
The post-modern, perhaps post Christian, society we live in today, argues that truth is relative. But in reality, a believer cannot decide God into existence any more than a non-believer can decide God out of existence.
God exists, or does not exist, despite what we choose to believe. Relativism when it comes to God is . . . unscientific.
On a late weekday morning several years ago, I was walking down the street in Berlin on my way to the city center. Just a few hundred feet from the subway entrance Alt-Mariendorf the Holy Spirit descended on me.
I was not following God at the time, but it felt like my soul was wrapped in love. It was pure, beautiful, and absolute knowledge of God’s existence.
My life was not in crisis, and I was otherwise physically healthy.
I did not then and do not now belong to a Pentecostal or charismatic church where things like this are reported to happen.
The entire experience lasted no longer than a few minutes and ended as quickly as it had begun.
During those moments the Holy Spirit conveyed to me two things.
He said that in the future I would return to God and He had something He wanted me to do.
He also said that someday my faith would be severley tested and that the current experience was a gift, something I could look back on during moments of profound doubt . . . and know God exists.
Two-thousand-and-nine years ago, plus or minus six years, depending on whose calendar you use, God clothed himself in flesh and entered our world. We celebrate that event today as Christmas.
He did it because He loves you and me more dearly than any parent could love his or her own child.
Every emotion you have ever experienced . . . love, rejection, joy, loneliness . . . He experienced as a human, too.
If the purpose of what I experienced fifteen years ago on the street in Berlin is to tell you one thing, it is this: God loves you. The world will not always exist in its current form. Call out to God. He wants to be in a relationship with you.
We are all in need of salvation.
God is real. His love for you is real...