Harv and I chose this verse from Joshua 24:15 for our wedding.
We were very young and had little experience but we did have examples in our parents
and Grandparents who chose to serve God through good and bad.
When making our marriage vows, we consciously made the choice
to make God the foundation of our marriage.
I was thinking about this the other day.
With all the wars, famine, tsunamis, earthquakes and now in the news again, refugee crises,
one could almost be justified in asking,
"Is there really a God and if there is, why is this world in such a mess?'
We read verses about God answering prayers, and yet at times,
our prayers don't seem to have much effect.
We are told in the Bible, that God heals, but we still suffer and die from illnesses.
We read that God will never abandon the righteous
and yet some face trial after trial.
I've had questions that reoccur;
"Is there a way to know absolutely and without doubt that God exists?
Does Christ's death really save us from eternal damnation?
Is there even a Heaven and a Hell?
How can we know?
My conclusion is that we can't.
However I can choose to believe in God, in His love for me,
in His righteousness, His Holiness and in His promises of eternal life.
This is where faith comes in - believing in that which we cannot see or verify as fact.
And I do choose to believe...
I choose this day Whom to believe in and Whom to serve.
God is my Rock, my Salvation and I will follow Him.