Popular culture would have you believe that faith in something unseen is irrational. Anyone who relies on a God they can't see is essentially weak. The argument presents Christians as spiritual descendant of people who worshipped ancient gods and goddesses because they couldn't understand life any other way.
But here's the thing. I can see God. No, I haven't lost my mind. I see Him all around me. The evidence of His creation alone is overwhelming. Call me a simpleton, but I cannot imagine that all of this was a cosmic accident, the result of some primordial burp. Pick any living thing. Pick any function of any living thing. Try to replicate it. We can't. As simple as we would like to make life, it is miraculously complex- a system that by its very nature cries out "Creator."
Here's the other thing. My life is evidence of God. I know what I was like before I found Him and I know what I'm like now. People change all of the time- they learn from their mistakes and so on. But most of us tend to drift back into our old bad habits. Aradical sustained change in one's life is strong evidence of an external influence.
Here's the last thing. Trust me. I see, in big and little ways, God surrounding me. It might be a random passage I stumble across in the bible. It might be a random act of kindness by a stranger. It might be an answered prayer. When I add it all up, over the course of my life, it all points to Him. It's extremely difficult to describe this to someone who hasn't experienced it. But it's real.
The only way to find out for yourself is to take that leap of faith. If you've reached that point in your life that many of us have, you realize that it's not working. You've tried to do it on your own. You've struggled with it. You've tried to bulldoze your way through it. It's just not working.
The bible tells us that God has provided a way out for all of us. His name is Jesus. He was our teacher, but he was also our payment. His death paid for our sins. His resurrection is proof that the payment is our one-way ticket to Heaven.
Stop right now and think about your life. If you feel so inclined, tell God you are sorry. Thank Him for Jesus. Accept the payment.
And get ready for the most incredible, fulfilling life you could have ever imagined for yourself.