script for a video, adapted from a post on this blog. Voiceover, video of windy pebble beach. Single shot that moves to reveal different things.
How do we know that God exists?
It’s a pretty basic question about faith, perhaps the most basic. But you may be surprised at how many Christians out there find it a tough question. It’s difficult to provide evidence for something that is so self-evident to us. But given a moment we might come up with some analogy. How many times have you heard people say that describing God is comparable to describing the wind, or a mother’s love? Neither of those things is visible or measurable, but nobody doubts their existence.
Those kinds of analogies tell us something of how difficult it is to describe God but it doesn’t equate to a description of him. The problem is that describing God is like describing a colour without a sample. If the question wasn’t does God exist? But instead does red exist, there would still be no satisfactory answer, we can’t describe red only its circumstances- [camera pans across pebbles to one pointed bright red] we can point to an object and say ‘that is red.’
It comes down to this: We cannot describe there being such a thing as a God, we can only describe God’s history and circumstances.
This is the importance of testimony. The best evidence for God is our relationship with him and the record of the things he does for us. The trouble with that is that we forget too easily. But if we were to consciously keep record of everything God did in our lives then the reality of God practically forces itself on us. [camera pulls back revealing more pebbles scattered in abstract constellations] And when people ask if God exists we could point to all those evidences and say ‘there is God.’ [final shot a massive pile of red pebbles]