“The fool says in his heart,
‘There is no God.’”
Psalm 14:1 (NIV)
“‘What are we accomplishing?’ they asked.
‘Here is this man performing many signs.
If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him,
and then the Romans will come
and take away both our temple and our nation.’”
John 11:47-48 (NIV)
I recall watching an atheistic physicist bitterly complaining about how often Albert Einstein spoke about God. He was angry with possibly the greatest physicist of all time because Einstein was sure a God existed. We know Einstein’s view of God was that God was impersonal, but he believed that God did create all we see and the laws that govern the universe.
Some scientists who are atheists had a poor relationship with their father and/or were abused by religious leaders growing up. These negative memories cause them to deny belief in God.
It is sad to think that some brilliant scientists refuse to accept the obvious evidence that the universe demands us to acknowledge the hand of God behind all we see and learn from the world around us.
When Jesus rose Lazarus from the dead 4 days after he died the religious leaders in Jerusalem acknowledged the miraculous deed but decided they needed to take Jesus out before He did more such miracles and draw the people to Himself and away from them. No real effort was made by those who hated Jesus to deny the miracles. They knew the miracles were real and that Jesus had the ability to cause people born blind to see and even raise the dead! Thus, they ganged up on the Saviour and soon succeeded in crucifying Him.
If you need your faith fed, read in the Gospels and have your faith feast on the miracles our Lord did when here on earth. Consider His remarkable speech and make your mind follow the wisdom contained in His words. Put aside the silly speech of those educated beyond their intelligence and fill your mind with eternal truths. Worship your Master today for all He has done to show you He is all He claims to be. May the following hymn assist you in your devotions today.
Fairest Lord Jesus,
ruler of all nature,
O thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish,
Thee will I honor,
thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.
Fair are the meadows,
fairer still the woodlands,
robed in the blooming garb of spring:
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer
who makes the woeful heart to sing.
Fair is the sunshine,
fairer still the moonlight,
and all the twinkling starry host:
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer
than all the angels heaven can boast.
Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor,
now and forevermore be thine.