In Cambodia, we noticed they don’t use the words “garbage” or “trash” or “waste.” They have RUBBISH cans. We found humor in that and started using the word at every opportunity. Today I ran across some real rubbish, some things that are most foul. Out of curiosity, I wondered how many “God is” statements are in the Bible. God is light. God is love. For some brainless reason, I opted to google it. Here’s what popped up when I typed “God is…”
“God is Imaginary. 50 simple proofs to show that God doesn’t exist.”
“God is not a Christian.”
“God is dead.”
“God is for suckers!”
“God is an astronaut.”
“God is pretend.”
“God is impossible.”
I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was completely caught off guard. I felt a little queasy, then angry, and then I wanted to put my head down and cry. I know there are people out there who don’t believe in God, who ridicule Christianity. But to see those statements in print, to feel the vehemence behind some of them, was unsettling, to say the least. HOW CAN THEY BE SO BLASPHEMOUS?!
And then a couple of things hit me. First, as much as those offensive statements bothered me, how must God feel? He offered His own Son for those very people. Second, those statements must surely be the result of ignorance, or anger and bitterness. That means we need to do a better job of spreading the Word and demonstrating God’s love.
I didn’t click on any of those links. I can’t read that kind of stuff. But I hope the reminder that Satan is active will spur me on to do my part to stand up for our Creator.
Prayer for Today: Help me live in such a way that the world will see that I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.