Friday, March 16, 2012

Wavering Faith

Does God Exist? Yes!
Some people doubt the very existence of God. There is no doubt in my heart and mind that God does exist, but how can you help someone who has doubts. Well… the following came to my attention, and I thought it might help us better understand…

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: 'I don't believe that God exists.'

'Why do you say that?' asked the customer. 'Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children?

If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.' The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop .

Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber: 'You know what? Barbers do not exist.' 'How can you say that?' asked the surprised barber. 'I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!' 'No!' the customer exclaimed. 'Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.'

'Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me.' 'Exactly!' affirmed the customer. 'That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! That's what happens when people do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world.'



Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
We’ve been studying the book of Daniel in our Wednesday night Bible study. I was impressed with faith and confidence in God possessed by those 3 men, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. They would not fall down and worship false gods, regardless of the consequences; and they left the consequences in God’s hands.
Have a great weekend,
and I hope to see you checking in with me next week.
Remember life is a gift.

Quote of the Day
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe,
call it a family.  Whatever you call it,
whoever you are, you need one.
~Jane Howard

Joke of the Day

On the first day of school, the kindergarten teacher said, “If anyone has to go to the bathroom, hold up two fingers.”

A little voice from the back of the room asked, “How will that help?”



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