My daughter and I just saw God’s Not Dead. While it is a Christian movie, I think there are several messages that apply to all spiritual seekers, whether you consider yourself to be a Christian or not.
The driving conflict in the plot was the opposition of an atheistic College Professor against a Christian student. The Professor verbally bludgeons his students into sharing his belief that “God is dead.” The Christian could not accept that statement and ended up defending his faith. The movie provides a sweeping discussion of both sides – for and against – and then allows the class (and ultimately the audience) to decide for themselves.
Do you believe in God?
That is the question that only you can answer. You cannot look to the external world to find your answer. The media’s take is that there is no God…only this new product or that new politician will save you. The current condition of the world (disasters, wars, slavery, etc.) does not hold the answer either. So where do you find the answer?
Spend time alone, meditating and contemplating that question. God will lead you to find the answer. Pick up a Bible and read the Gospels. Watch how Jesus interacted with others – his compassion, his depth of understanding and knowledge of human nature. His love for all whom God created. Jesus did not judge the lepers or the tax collectors. Instead, he saw beyond their outer behavior to their inner essence. And he loved them for sharing the same DNA (Divine Nature Always).
Then you make your own decision about God. He is waiting patiently for you to say “Yes” to him!
And you will find yourself declaring to anyone who will listen — GOD’S NOT DEAD!!!