A Most Amazing Relationship


"There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator,

made known through Jesus."

Blaise Pascal

A relationship with God is something of a mystery. Why would the Creator of the universe care about mankind-about you and me? Psalmist King David asked that question:

"I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,

Your handmade sky-jewelry,

Moon and stars mounted in their settings.

Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,

Why do you bother with us?

Why take a second look our way?"

I wonder about that. You, too?

Wait a minute! Does God really exist? Can that be proven?

Pascal explains that belief in God is a gamble. He explains:

"Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what

harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false?

If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then,

without hesitation, that He exists."

By "wager," Pascal is not suggesting we depend on faith instead of reason, but that after faith and reason educate each other in the search for God, there is a point where reason can go no farther. Faith, based on God's revelation in the Bible, leaps forward.

Dean Overman, author of A Case for the Existence of God, affirmed that