The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
Psalms 14:1 (NKJV)
April 1, 2018 is an interesting day on the calendar. It’s Easter Sunday (a.k.a. Resurrection Sunday), and it’s also April Fools’ Day (a.k.a. All Fools’ Day). To those who believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose from the dead three days later, I say, “Happy Resurrection Sunday!” To those who believe there is no God, I suppose the appropriate thing to say is: “Happy Atheists Day” – for God’s Word declared this long ago: “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”
If you struggle (based upon the evil you see in the world) to believe in the existence of a loving God who created the universe and all living things (including you), you are certainly not alone. Evil exists because of sin that entered the world through one man’s transgression. Righteousness by faith also exists because of the one Man who entered the world with the sole purpose of offering Himself as a sacrifice for sin. That Man, Jesus Christ, did not stay in the tomb. He conquered death and rose in the power of the Holy Spirit.
I implore those who say, “There is no God” to rethink this position. Just because you may not understand why the world is filled with evil, suffering, and turmoil doesn’t make the existence of a loving, heavenly Father impossible. A day is coming when Jesus will return and restore all things in a new heaven and new earth where there will exist no more pain, sickness, and suffering; and those who have trusted in His salvation will live with Him eternally, while those who have rejected Him will be also live eternally – only separated from Him in an inexplicable state of darkness and torment.
They say colon cancer is essentially avoidable if you undergo regular screenings; and yet there are still those who die from colon cancer because they choose not to do the screenings. The same is true here. There’s absolutely no reason to reject Christ only to experience an unnecessary eternal death. I don’t care if “all your friends will be there” – as the cavalier retort is often made. None of you will be having fun. Instead, choose life. Choose the life that Jesus offers, and bring some of your friends along with you!
Grace and Peace to all in Jesus!