Yesterday morning as I was reading a comment left by a friend on an article that I had written awhile back, I was overwhelmed by sadness. This friend does not believe in Jesus or in salvation or in the Creator God. The ending of my article said, “When I step from this life, I will step into eternity and into the presence of Jesus.”
My friend’s comment was, “Hey, when it’s over, it’s over! LOL”
Sadness. I didn’t see any humor in her comment because I believe when this life is over eternal life is just beginning. I have had these conversations with unbelievers before and I have even had conversations with God on which words to use. I am a firm believer that we should be salt and light – but I also believe that being too salty or too bright can be a turn off rather than enlightenment.
I tweeted a simple sentence recently, “one sun, one moon, one heaven, one earth, one exit, only One entrance. Do U know Jesus? He is the Way.”
I received a private email response that said, “Way to what?”
My initial thought was to just write back, “Into Heaven.” But what does that say to someone who doesn’t believe? It doesn’t say very much. I waited, I prayed, I remained still waiting upon Him to answer me.
On an unrelated matter, my husband is using his unique gift of cooking as his ministry this weekend. He is the Head Chef for the Kairos prison ministry. My gift is prayer, so I signed on to be a prayer warrior at 6 am this morning to pray for the team that will be ministering to the female prisoners. As I was doing the devotionals for my husband and the team, I came across the answer that I was looking for to give to the question, “Way to what?”
The Way to the Creator God.
Look around you, God’s fingerprints are everywhere. Psalm 19 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God…Day after day they pour forth speech.” The Creator God provided a Way to return to Him through His Son, Jesus. You can dwell in His presence for all eternity or you can dwell in hell. You have a choice.
Psalm 23 – A Psalm of David, “The Lord is my Shepherd”