How do I tell someone I love, that there is
someone who loves her more? How do I explain my faith to an unbeliever?
When I was a girl, I didn’t go to church with my parents. In fact, we never spoke about God, or Jesus, unless my parents were fighting…then they used the creator’s name in harsh profanity. So, how could I hope to share my faith with a much beloved sister?
I realize many Christian’s have found themselves in a similar situation, but I have such an urgency to share the Gospel. I find I can hardly contain myself. So, I pray about what to say.
The world can be a cold and lonely place, if we strive to survive in our own strength. I suppose I should thank our Heavenly Father for allowing me to sense my own weakness, since that human frailty caused me to look up and accept the truth…we are not alone.
For those who deny the presence of God, where do they find hope? And without hope, how do we go on living? In my Bible, Paul expressed the answer with a profound statement: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
So, I simply asked the question: “What do you think is going to happen when you die?” I understand we have all pondered that question, but it was time to face the answer.
I believe, and I know, the God who created me. I have experienced his love, his protection, his provision, his healing, and his deliverance. I have met the one true God, who created the universe and everything in it. I know he holds my life in His hands. He breathed life into my body, and each breath that I take from the first to the last, is a divine gift of love. When I look at the sunrise each morning, I feel his presence. When I hear thunder roll and lightening flash across the night sky, I know He is there. But the most profound moment of my life, was the time I first cradled my child in my arms. Who but God, could create anything so perfect?
So, on this Good Friday, when Christians pause to remember the day Jesus was crucified on a wooden cross, I pray you will take time to remember God’s love. “For God so love the world that he gave his one and only son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
To all those I love: Be blessed, Donna