Ya know… I made an interesting observation today. I watched a 20/20 episode of a little 12 year old girl who was stabbed by her best friend and another girl 19 times.. The two girls who tried to kill their friend said that they were approached by a demonic figure who said they had to kill their friend to prove their “worthiness of his friendship.”
First off, thats horrible and freakin creepy.
I started to notice something as the program went on… The girl was stabbed in the heart, and they missed her coronary artery by a 10th of a millimeter. The father said his little girl is alive for a “purpose.” he mentioned the purpose could be to show us to treat people nicely… It could be to show us to pay more attention to what our kids are getting in to.
The parents thanked the man who stumbled upon their daughter by accident with their lives.
They thanked the surgeon and the ambulance drivers and the many people who wrote them letters.
Let me first say, that the events of this show are horrific. I can only imagine being in their shoes, and i respect the fact that the parents do not hate the world or the attackers. I applaud the little girl’s fortitude and refusing to give up. What happened to the little girl is a tragedy and i would never intend to take light of that.
That being said, when people are pushed to think and express the deep thoughts and feelings about their life, you get to see into a part of their minds that they rarely search and assess.
I started to see (not just with the program i watched) often float back and forth between atheism, agnosticism, and christianity at their leisure… At least subconsciously.
To say we have a purpose is to say that we are created with that purpose. Also saying we have a creator that GIVES us purpose if we have a purpose. Everyone wants a purpose right? So we step into christianity for a moment. Either christianity, other specific religions, or agnosticism. Either way, to believe you have a purpose is anti-atheism in whole.
Then we step right back into almost pure agnosticism for most people when you ask what they think their purpose is. And they try to find something worth while to tell you as a response. Usually a humanitarian response.
And then immediately after the answer to that simple question, going back to living life “however we see fit.” living in total atheism, despite whether you believe it or not.
I see men thank workers just doing their job and people who stumble on a good deed on total accident. You are forever grateful to so many people who never intended to assist you. They just “happened to be there” and obliged. These people deserve a “Thank you” the exact same way we thank the delivery man who drops off a check. And then we slam the door on his face. Who deserves the real thanks? The man who sent the package! The one who PLANNED the message, wrote the message, and PAID for the the delivery guy to take it to you.
These people who do kind things for us… Even life saving things are often simply delivery men. Passing on something we were freely given from another who was freely given. We have no plan or agenda and no grand scheme. But we see one play out before our eyes… Always seeing the delivery man and never seeing the sender of the package.
God is the sender of the packages. He can use a guy riding on a blocked off trail, a dog, a homeless lady, a fighter, parent, or anything with or without life to bless us.
If you are still with me, you might ask the argumentative question of “If God sends the good things my way.. Then he must send the bad too. Why does he do that?”
I must warn you that you just jumped from atheism to christianity (just to bash it) and are preparing to jump back out before you hear the answer you really dont want to hear… Because agnostic living is easy and fun. The answer to your question, if your question is legitimate, is this- Romans 8:28- And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called to his good purpose.
Dont pop into the thought of God long enough to contradict him, ask an arguementative question, and then not believe the answer you recieve because it seems too good to be true.
If you werent accustomed to the ways of this world and i explained the relationship of a mother and child to you… I guarentee it would sound too good to be true. And if you didnt have a mother who loved you, you still probably wouldnt believe me even if you saw it… But a mother suffers the birth of her child. Provides, teaches, protects, loves, guides, supports, cleans, feeds, and everything else you can think of. If i ask the question “why would any woman EVER do this for another person?” your answer will be the same as God’s response to us. “Because i love you. I loved you even before you were born. Thats why i created you. Because i loved you even before you existed.”
A mother loves a child before the child loves the mother. And even when the child hates the mother… The mother still loves the child.
Dont ask me why God would love you and say “that is ridiculous” when i say “because you are his son.” He provides for you and protects you even when you never notice his hand… While you go through life thanking the delivery man for passing something on. God gave them money and put it in their heart to give it to you. So they do as they are instructed and designed to do just the same way they satisfy their stomachs at the dinner table.
I went through a lot of my life thinking that God’s love was too ridiculous and too good to be true. I was taken to a very low place where i had nothing else to believe in. God was the last person i wanted to come to. He was my last resort… Because i felt the possibilities of his love for me were so farfetched. It wasnt his existence that i truly doubted… But it was his love for me that i counted as impossible.
He proved it to me when i finally turned my eyes to him. When i stopped doubting and arguing and i said “i dont know how you can love me, God… But you say you do… And people say you do… I will stop running away and trying to disprove your love for me. I dont know how you can do this… But if you can show me your love in a way that i’ll understand, i’ll accept you. God if you show yourself to me… I will acknowledge your existence and creation of my life. I will accept the fact that i was created for a purpose and that you are the one who designed it.”
My friend, i have good news. He has shown you His love for you in your life. I have friends who have had guns placed to their heads and the trigger pulled… And not a round fired… While a round was in the chamber. Do you know the odds of a misfire? I am a shooter and it happens about once every 1500 rounds. This has happened to two of my good friends… One has accepted the creators grace, and the other has refused it. If a gun has been placed to your head and the trigger pulled and the firing pin is struck on the primer.. Do you realize you have a 1 in 1500 chance of living? The way i see it is if you are an atheist you are one of 1500 in statistics. Do you realize what i just said? If you are an atheist and this situation has happened to you and you are alive then you have a 1499/1500 chance of being either dead or wrong about what you think your “purpose” is. The way i see it, it takes more faith to be an atheist after at ive seen in my life.
If you can put your faith in a 1 in 1500 chance then i know you have faith. We all put our faith in something so dont tell me for a second thay you dont have any! I assure you when you look into your life you will see God’s fingerprints all over your life and the simple fact that you are alive and well.
And if thats still not enough for you, Jesus paid the ultimate price for you my friend. You were a dead man. That round should have fired. That drink should have killed you. You shouldnt have survived. You shouldnt have the life you do. He gave his life to pay for yours… For no other reason that He loves you because you are His son. And His love is not too good to be true. His sacrifice was enough to pay for your life and i know you see the evidence of it when you look into your life. He has sat in the side lines for a long time while you thank the delivery man and live as if you were not created for a purpose… Doing whatever you see fit.
If God has been speaking to you… Dont just shrug it off like youve done before. I dont know how many times He is going to get the chance to pull at your heart before your time is up. If nothing else… You deserve to meet the man behind all the blessings. You deserve the meet the creator. You need to know His love, and trust me… There is no drug, woman, drink, amount of money, or level of popularity that can compare to it.
If you would like to get to know the creator, and the God who loved you before you were born… I want you to send me a message. Jesus is knocking at your hearts’ door and all you have to do is let Him in. He says “if you confess me before man i will confess you before My Father, but if you deny me before men i will deny you before My Father”
Send me a message and let me walk you through personally inviting Jesus into your heart. Let me pray for you, and be a brother for you. Jesus is waiting