The universe is so incredibly vast. The better our ability to see into the far reaches of space the bigger it seems to be. There seems to be no end to the billions and billions of galaxies.
It is amazing how much is out there. We have no idea how many celestial bodies there are. Let alone everything that is on them. When you sit down and think about it, it is incredible. The sheer vastness of space. How much knowledge do you think you possess of everything that could be known in the entire universe? Do you think you might possibly know 5% 1% .5% or maybe .1%? I mean about everything.
Let us think about this deeper. How much knowledge do you possess about the country that you live in? Every person, vehicle, building, field, tree, plant, animal, and fish. Even how much do you know about every insect, creeping thing, and even things you can’t see with the naked eye; cells, germs, molecules, DNA, and atoms?
What about everything in the entire world? Everything in every deep jungle, in every sandy desert, to the tops of every mountain, and to the depths of every pond, stream, lake, sea, and ocean? How about every planet, asteroid, comet, and sun in our solar system?
Not forgetting to mention our entire Galaxy and all 250 billion stars, planets, and moons in each Galaxy? How about the entire Universe and every detail of every 2 trillion or so Galaxies? How about every one of them and every detail of each one down through the ages of time?
Wow! At first, you may have thought you knew things, but after thinking deeply, it might be more like a .0 with a trillion zeros percent. I think that is more accurate. Just thinking of how much there is to know, and the knowledge that there is possible to know, it is absolutely mind-blowing! But God knows it all.
I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me, there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me, Isaiah 45:5
Do you believe there is a God? He would have to be so powerful and extremely intelligent to create everything in the Universe. To design, craft, and put everything together in such brilliance, order, consistency, and ability to hold everything together. If you know so little in the grand scheme of things, how do you know that there is no God? With this in mind, you could be wrong? He is there? You just don’t have the knowledge of Him? Could everything be here by chance? Is that even remotely possible?
Have you ever seen an explosion put things in order, or create anything from that explosion? Perhaps you have seen an explosion create a working and functional smartphone? Yes? No! Never has anything been created in this way. If it is impossible for nothing to create anything, then it is also impossible for something of non-intelligence to create anything of intelligence, or for the universe to create itself out of nothing.
There has to be a Creator! And since there is, He must be good and perfect. To make everything so complex, beautiful, and perfectly in order. If He is good and perfect, then He could not tolerate evil, which would be anything that breaks that perfection. Because “good” means moral perfection He would have to punish whatever is evil.
So the big question is, “are you good?” Honestly answer these simple questions to see how good you are. How many times have you lied in your entire life? Have you ever stolen anything that didn’t belong to you, no matter how small or insignificant? Who hasn’t lied or stolen something? If so, wouldn’t that make you a liar and a thief?
Have you ever coveted someone’s possessions or wife or husband? Or made anything at all more important to yourself than God? Who can honestly say they have not? If so, wouldn’t you be covetous and an idolater.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:21-30 ” You have heard it said of old you shall not murder, but I say to you if you hate your brother you have committed murder in your heart already.”
Jesus also said, “You have heard it of old, you shall not commit adultery, but I say to you, anyone who looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery in their hearts already.”
If you have hated someone or lusted after someone in your heart, that would make you a murderer and or an adulterer at heart. Wow, this is really starting to get serious. You can plainly see that none of us are good. Once you start to think about it, everyone has sinned and broken God’s Law. We have all done what is evil in His sight.
As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” Romans 3:10-12 “All of us have fallen short of the Glory of God.” Romans 3:23
We are all lawbreakers in God’s eyes. Yes, even criminals for breaking His Law, the Ten Commandments. Because God is good, He is also just and righteous. He has to judge and punish sin wherever it is found. Yet, He is loving and I will explain that in a moment.
But, one day you will die and you will have to face God on judgment day. He will find you guilty and sentence you to Hell which is His prison for sinners. Does that bother you? Does that scare you? It should! I don’t want you to go to such a horrible place as Hell. You can’t even comprehend how horrible it will be, separated from anything good.
But now I have the great privilege to share with you the good news. Did you know that God made a way that you can escape, and the punishment that you deserve was paid for? Yes, God loved you so much He sent His only son Jesus Christ to the earth 2000 years ago to suffer, die, and take the entire Wrath of God upon Himself to pay for your sins and mine.
Then He rose from the dead, therefore defeating sin and death. He is now alive and seated at the right hand of the Throne of God. This means that God can legally dismiss your case if you turn to Him for forgiveness, through repentance, turning away from your sinful lifestyle.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Today, there are three things you need to do: Confess your sins to God, repent, which means turning away from your life of sin, and trust fully in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior by faith. If you do that from your heart, God promises to forgive you of all your sins and give you eternal life in Heaven as a free gift. Instead of punishment, He will give you joy and peace.
There is a God. The Universe and all Creation cry out and proclaim that He does exist. The continual painting of the sunrise declares His glory. He says that if you seek Him with all your heart you will find Him if you have faith, and believe in Him. But you must forsake your sins, and follow and obey Him for the rest of your life.
For the Word of God says, “And without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6
He will save you from an eternity of suffering in Hell. He will give you great rewards in Heaven for your faithfulness to Him. He loves those who love Him and graciously gives to those who give themselves completely to Him. Your sins will be paid for, one way or the other, either by Jesus and His death on the cross or by you. If you reject Jesus you will pay for them for all eternity in Hell. You do not want to go there, no matter what anyone says otherwise. This is why I am reaching out to you because I care for your soul.
Please consider this. This is more important than all the riches of the world. The only thing you will take from this world into eternity is your eternal soul. Turn to Jesus today before you leave from here, you may not make it home today. Before you sleep tonight think about what I have said to you. You are not promised anything more than the breath in our lungs right now.
Jesus has been waiting your entire life for this moment. That you would humble yourself. That you would cry out to Him, who you know exists, and ask for His forgiveness. That He will save you from your sin and death to come. He loves you so much. He wants your eternal destination to be Heaven.