Marge had denied God's existence for years. She had grown up in a huge city, and she rarely got out of it. Her argument against God was that a loving being wouldn't allow people to live in such terrible conditions as existed in so much of the city. Argument did nothing to persuade her. Marge's mind was made up.
When she was twenty-six, she went with friends into the mountains of Vermont. Like a wide-eyed child, she soaked in the awesome beauty of the hills. One evening, at sunset, her heart was filled with an unbelievable joy, and she somehow knew that God did exist. Cities weren't God's fault, they were the creation of men and women. Nature was God's expression of reality, and that reality was too good to deny. The truth rose up out of God's green earth to convince here. Never again would she say God did not exist.
Prayer: What a wonderful world we live in, Lord. You give us happiness, and yet we create sorrow. Turn our tears into laughter, God, that we may enjoy this blessed gift of life we have been given. Amen.
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