A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation.
They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: “I don't believe that God exists.”
'Why do you say that?' asked the customer.
“Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Why would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.”
The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument.
The barber finished his job, and the customer left the shop.
Just after the customer left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked disheveled and unkempt.
The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber, “You know what? Barbers do not exist.”
“How can you say that?” asked the surprised barber. “I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!”
“No” the customer exclaimed. “Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.”
“Ah, but barbers DO exist!” retorted the barber. “That's just what happens when people do not come to me.”
“Exactly!” affirmed the customer. “That's the point! God DOES EXIST! The reason so much pain and suffering in the world happens is because people do not go to Him and don’t look to Him for help.”
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:20 NLT
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. Jeremiah 29:13 NLT
For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God. Hebrews 3:4 NLT