Does God exist?

Think about a person you’ve talked to or emailed but never met. How do you know that person really exists? You know because you’ve seen enough evidence to convince you of it—perhaps a photograph or knowing an acquaintance or hearing that person’s voice.

The same is true with God. We believe in Him because He has given us enough evidence to prove that He exists. In other words, He hasn’t hidden Himself from us; instead, He has revealed Himself or made Himself known to us. God wants us to know Him—and has done everything He needs to do to make that possible.

How has He done this? One way is through His Word, the Bible, which He has given to us to better understand who He is. Another way is through the physical world He created, with all of its beauty and complexity and wonder. Isn’t it more logical to believe God created it than to believe it happened by chance? The Bible says, “Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (Romans 1:20).

But God also revealed Himself to us in an even greater way: by coming to earth and becoming a man. That man was Jesus Christ—God revealed in human flesh, “the image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15). Jesus was fully man but also fully God.

Still, some will say science doesn’t support God’s existence because it can’t be proven through a chemical formula or some other complex equation. But think about this: happiness, beauty and love can’t be proven or measured by a laboratory experiment, either, yet that doesn’t mean they aren’t real. In fact, many well-known and accomplished scientists are convinced that science alone can’t explain where we come from or why we’re here. They realize that science itself points to an all-wise, all-powerful Creator. The Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands” (Psalm 19:1).

Do you want to know not only if God exists, but if He loves you? Is He calling you, wanting a real relationship with you? Look at Christ, who came to demonstrate God’s love for us by dying on a cross and rising again three days later to pay for our sins and provide a way to eternal life. Don’t remain filled with doubt, but turn to Christ and open your heart and life to Him.