As a man of faith and a lover of nature, I am constantly amazed by the large numbers of people who can't conceive in their minds of a magnanimous and all powerful God. All I have to do is walk outside and look about me with the horses, dogs, cats and the wild things as well as the earth, trees, plants and sky above to realize that someone of exquisite taste and endless knowledge created it all. None of these animals and plants are quite the same, each is unique, just like each human being is unique. The complexity with which these differing creations of God were assembled should astound anyone and while some might have the audacity to suggest that man can replicate them, he can't. He might try with some partial success, but the full package will never be accomplished by man, nor will it ultimately prevail.
Go outside and look at the beautiful night sky on a crystal clear night. Watch the moon slowly rise out of the ocean or over the forest and realize how all of these timetables are always on schedule, requiring so many different things to be in synchronization perfectly. It's like the universal orchestra following the maestro as he directs their action. And the orchestra plays wondrous sounds, like birds singing, the wind whistling through the pines, or as a drum roll as an ocean wave comes ashore. Down here we might even here an alligator "bark" or a panther "yowl," accompanied by the hoot, hoot of a wise old owl. Tune into it, feel its vibes in your soul and open your heart. You'll soon become aware of His presence and His love for all of us and it brings comfort and peace.
Maybe the reason some can't accept any of this is that they just don't take the time to look and listen. It takes time to understand the concept of faith and it is a work in progress. It's not science and it requires an open heart to sink in, for without an open heart, the Spirit can't envelop us and put us in touch with the Maker through His Son, Our Lord. There is plenty of evidence for it, but not absolute scientific proof and, of course, when we open our hearts, we become vulnerable by that very openness. This is a worry for some, but without an open heart, we can't accept His love and grace and truly believe. Once we do, the worry dissipates as we learn that He is always at our side.
Still skeptical? Well, try taking a test drive. Commit to reading the Bible for a few days. Pick a chapter and read it several times, thinking between reads how it can possibly relate to life today. The more you read it, the more it makes sense. Pray, just close your eyes and pray. Address God with your joys and concerns, but remember to thank Him first for all that you. Try it for awhile, you get better with practice and He wants to hear from us in our own words. And then, check out a church of your choosing and make a visit. You can shop around for some time if you want, but give it a try. I think you might find yourself pleasantly surprised, but if not, or you don't want to consider the idea, remember you're free to do what you want. In the end when it comes to our believing through faith or lack thereof, it's an individual decision to make with whatever consequences there are entirely up to us. But choose wisely, my friends, choose wisely and, whatever you do, have a wonderful and peaceful day.