C. S. Lewis, the famous author of Screwtape Letters and Chronicles of Narnia, was once an atheist. He said what convinced him of God’s existence was this: As he traveled the world, he found this universal longing for justice. People of diverse cultures had different definitions of what was just and unjust, but all believed some things are just and some are unjust. He concluded that the common source for this universal belief must be God. What Lewis observed is still true: people everywhere want to experience fairness. God has decreed that He will judge those who exploit and take advantage of others. He revealed long ago through the prophet Isaiah that he would punish the injustice of that day. He often used one wicked nation to punish another. At the same time, God promised that He would one day send a ruler to govern with total fairness. Here is what Isaiah said about him (Isa. 9:6): “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity.” Since we know our God values justice for everyone, we practice it, and foster it wherever we are.
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