“If I did not believe in God, I should still want my doctor, my lawyer and my banker to do so.”
G.K. Chesterton 1874 to 1936
I know it’s not Monday, but oh well. G.K. Chesterton was an author and poet who wrote everything from fantasy fiction to christian apologetics. Though some of his works were a little controversial he was well respected for his writing. As another example of his wit he wrote “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.” I kinda like the way he thinks, it’s quite logical!
It’s funny how people around you that know you are a christian tend to mock your faith until something bad happens in their life. Then all of the sudden your the man with the connection! “Can you put in a good word for me with the man up stairs” “I know your a christian so could you pray for me”. Like this quote, make sure you have key people in your life that are close to God, you never know when you’ll need that connection. It’s really sad that they don’t see the reverse hypocrisy that they so condemn in the church. You have to just shake your head and pray for them, usually a little deeper prayer than just the current calamity that caused the request. Some times I wonder if you prayed for God to make things a little worse they might just seek God themselves.
The thing we have to remember is God loves all, both the mockers and the saints, and he wants us to love them too. We can’t choose who to show God’s patience and love to. It’s not optional! I was for years a mocker of the church, my sister put up with my stupid counter logic and ridiculous questions for years. But deep down I took comfort knowing that my sister had an in with God. It wasn’t till I met my wife that I truly turned my heart to God and sought my own relationship with him. I know there are so many people that are relying on someone elses faith as a fire escape when things go bad. They really do need our prayers.
Short post today, talk more tomorrow!
GOD is GOOD!!!