Is God Just A Fairy Tale?

“Your God is just a fairy tale, for the weak-minded.”   That was part of a conversation in which I was involved recently, and it’s not the first time that I’ve heard something along this line.   

There have been a few times that the words rang in my ears, and I even wondered, “What if this is all a big fairy tale!” 

According to one man, talking about God is the equivalent of talking about fairies or goblins. It’s the reason he doesn’t like to use the word ‘atheist’ to describe himself. ‘Call me an “a-fairyist” or an “a-goblinist”,’ he says, ‘because to me it’s the same argument.’

Now, I believe God is real, very real.  He has stepped off the pages of scripture, and walked right into my life.  But, there are still those who believe it’s all one big fairy tale.

Even if serving God and believing Him to work on my behalf is a fairy tale, I have no regrets.

This “fairy tale” has:

  • Given me hope in life.
  • Caused me to believe that I could overcome an abusive childhood.
  • Planted in me a desire to help other people in need.
  • Given me opportunity to travel across this nation and other nations, to speak good news.
  • Taught me to forgive more easily, and not live with the negative consequences of bitterness and unforgiveness.
  • Placed in my heart a desire to be generous. Before my “fairy tale,” I wanted to hold on to the almighty dollar!
  • Provided me with tools to be a better woman, wife, mother and grandmother.
  • Helped me to be kind-hearted towards my fellow humans.
  • Placed wonderful people in my path, who have been steadfast, dependable friends.

I could go on and on and on.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been life-changing, and healing for this old girl. 

Is God a fairy tale?  I certainly don’t think He is, but if He is, I like a good fairy tale.  A good fairy tale starts with once upon there was … and ends with they lived happily ever after.  That has been my life.  Once upon a time, I was a mess, the Prince came and rescued me, and one day I shall live happily ever after with Him!

I believe in God our Father, I believe in Christ the Son
I believe in the Holy Spirit, Our God is three in one
I believe in the resurrection, That we will rise again
For I believe in the name of Jesus

“Know that the Lord, He is God;  It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. – Psalm 100:3

2 thoughts on “Is God Just A Fairy Tale?

  1. Thanks, Barbara. Obviously the ultimate question everyone has to answer. My response is usually, “What’s your alternative plan?”.

  2. Thank you, Barbara, for once again putting things in perspective. I feel the same way as you have expressed, but am not able to express myself as eloquently. I have forwarded to members of my family. Keep up the good work!

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