As Christians we often hear challenges to how we can prove that God exists.
When someone becomes a Christian they see and understand things that they didn’t before – as though the light has been switched on in their lives – and although there is much to say about how we know that God is real, even though someone who doesn’t believe wouldn’t be able to understand it, there was one that I heard early on in my Christian walk which has stayed with me.
Becoming a Christian is far more than the process of accepting a set of beliefs. It changes everything about you and makes you into a new person. Anyone who has been a believer for any length of time has seen this happen not only to themselves, but to many many people after them who have had their own stories to tell.
When I was a much younger Christian I heard this expressed by a woman at the church I was attending and I have never forgotten it
When we talk to other Christians and share notes we find that we’re all following the same God.
In other words, we discover that the same thing that has happened to us, the life-changing experiences we have had, are exactly the same as has happened to other Christians. It is just their own personal circumstances that are different.
It is sad to say that until someone gives their life to Christ they have no way of knowing it. You only understand it after your conversion – as though the light has been switched on.
If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17