God is the origin of all things. Evil is a distortion of the things he made. He is perfect and infinite, and that is part of why we can't fully understand him. But we can know some things about him. One: he is our creator and he loves us. Not with a grandfatherly or slave-master kind of love, but I mean he flippin' loves us and wants the absolute best for us. But he made us free so that we could freely choose to love him back or not. And you can imagine that if we reject our source (him!), and he lets us (he does, or we wouldn't be free!), we will end up miserable in the end. So that's number one. Two: to us humans, he isn't just our creator and master. He is our Father, and we are supposed to be his children. Don't ask me how we can be children to an infinite, perfect God, but that's what he decided and I guess he can do that sort of thing. :) But...the problem is, remember that free will thing I was talking about? Yeah...well we've kind of screwed up on that one and we decided we'd rather ignore him as Father and love other things like they were our source instead. So...we kind of refused his offer of being his family. That means we're like lost sons and daughters that are screwed up and can't fix ourselves. Kind of like a son that left home and became a drug addict and is starving now. Yeah, that's us.
Three: he is strong. Very strong. And he still loves us. AND he doesn't just want to let us back in as servants...he still wants to be our Father. SO he did something about it, and if we go with his plan we get back in on the deal, only better than before. But it still depends on our freely accepting this plan of his. But he is willing to help us say yes...we call that grace...so all we need to do is beg him for it and mean it. And then try to take advantage of that grace and let him teach us to love him again.
So that's the God I believe in (in short...there's a lot more to it!) I think he's the right God because I can't think of any possibly greater God. Everything makes sense beyond my wildest hopes. So I'm happy with it for sure :) God wants me in his family, AND he's going to help me get there? I'm in.
The Gospel of John is my favorite account of Jesus. I'd recommend it if you wanted to brush up on that story. It's deep, too, so the more you read it the more you'll realize how much meaning it has. I love it.
Just one person trying to share what I treasure most. :)