TO MY ATHIEST FRIEND

I agree that working hard, taking care of things yourself; being accountable and living in the moment etc. are all great ideas and words to live by actually for me and everyone. I will say though after I’ve done all of those things there is still an empty space to be filled. It’s hard to deny that this empty space exists when you look around and see people going to desperate measures to fill it with; drugs, sex, cars, money etc. but still can’t find peace or true joy.
I can say that for myself I didn’t really ever feel complete until I met Christ and accepted Him as my Savior. If a person really is “complete as they are”, then perhaps not wanting or needing a Savior would make perfect sense. I have to say though I have not met one of those people yet in my 50+ years.
There is always going to be different ways to spin history, stories and facts to argue something’s existence or cast doubt on it. I would just challenge anyone with an open mind to at least give Jesus a try. I mean as humans wont we really try just about anything else to find peace and joy and wholeness?
Life is full of discoveries about ourselves. Even the most confident unbeliever may just find out they were never so happy to be wrong. And I would argue that sometimes “trusting as a child” doesn’t make you a weak-minded person, it can also mean you have the wisdom of innocence and a trusting heart.
Knock and the door will be opened to you, seek and you will find. This is a promise that I feel everyone deserves to explore for themselves and see what’s on the other side.
I appreciate anyone’s right to disagree with me but I probably won’t spend energy debating something that I know has worked for me… If someone chooses not to believe, I will admit I want to change their mind. It’s only because I want them to have joy and perfect peace (no other agenda whatsoever).
And lastly, I will never think I’m any better than someone who doesn’t believe, or that I am part of a moral majority or any of those condescending things. We are all on equal ground here just trying to find our way and do the best we can with what we’ve got.
I just know that if Jesus didn’t die for anyone else in the whole world, then he died for me, because I did need him so desperately.

 

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