Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Foolish Heart

Richard Dawkins on the existence of God: "There is at bottom no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.

Spirit of Christmas Past: What is the matter?
Scrooge: Nothing in particular.
Spirit: Something, I think?

Dawkins whistles in the darkness of his own choosing. Nothing, he says. Something, I think. Nothing is not blind. Nothing is not pitiless, not indifferent. Dawkins is describing "Something." And "Something" has upset him, angered him, stirred up deep emotions within him.

I recognize this man.

I often ask myself, how does anyone who gives any thought to their life live without God?

Then I remember.

And I think this: to willfully persist in unbelief, in anger, in disappointment, in denial, is to acknowledge (in some way) God's existence.

God is there.

Even to the unbeliever

What torment!

Is this hell?

I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope.

Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.     -Lamentations 3:19-23 

1 comment:

  1. Keep writing.

    Love this passage from Lamentations. What is my hope? NOT my faithfulness, my feelings of security, or my self-righteousness. My hope is - the Lord's great love!