In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
How many people do actually believe these words, the very first verse of the Bible?
Look at this statement. Bold and simple, clear and sharp. Yet probably the most questioned one of the Scriptures, together with the next thirty verses.
Look at the picture here. A beautiful, blue planet (it is called so by astronauts), quite lonely in the black nothingness of space. Well, yes, there are other planets, there is our Sun and an endless amount of other stars - but really, we are pretty lonely in space, aren't we?
Our human understanding of God is extremely limited, in spite of our imagination, faith and proof. We cannot possibly envision those first six days of our Universe. The immensity of the task, the vastness of space and matter is beyond us. How come then that people have almost no problems with putting their beliefs in theories of Big Bang or any other scientific absurdity disregarding God? In fact, Big Bang and its 'infinitely compressed matter' has a lot in common with 'something from nothing' from the Bible, with one huge difference - the CAUSE of it all.
Then come, of course, many other interesting things to believe. I mean really - it is a huge leap of faith to be an atheist and claim all that to be true. The intelligent life form represented by man is NOT a result of some function of time and coincidence. Plus primordial soup. Plus lots of luck. No such chance.
Look in the mirror, look at your children laughing, talking, learning new things every day, intelligently irritating you, loving you unconditionally.
Do you see clouds in the sky? Their ever changing forms and colors?
Do you see the forest line against the sky in the evening sunlight? It looks like it were burning, only to get grey and black a short while later...
Think of the variety of languages we use, of our urge to put our words for future usage, on paper or on screen... Isn't that awesome how people apply extremely complicated codes of communication with ease, from the first year of their lives? And how impossible a task it is to scientifically describe a language, or even more difficult to computerize it? I studied both disciplines, they are both captivating, interesting, developing constantly, but still so inadequate in comparison to the real thing - human language.
God made us with our complexity and beauty, and He protects us by His Grace.
The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; thou savest me from violence.
My Lord and My God.