“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23
Did you know that every single person that walks on the planet is automatically headed for an eternity in a place of torment and suffering? Did you know that every person that does not receive the free gift of salvation through the forgiveness of sin that Jesus offers will spend an eternity in Hell?
Last week, I took 3 of our youth to downtown Vancouver to do some Jesus Talk. We setup a sandwich board that reads “The Gospel Guy” and we had a whiteboard that had the “Question of the Day” on it. That day was, “What do you think will happen to you when you die?” MANY people would not give us the time of day. Walking and talking, walking and playing Pokemon, walking and listening to music, walking to work, walking on break, walking to lunch, you name it; they just wanted to walk and NOT talk with us….BUT, there were others who did stop and allow us to ask them the question and have conversation.
There is one guy particular that I want to tell you about because something stood out about him above all the rest. He was interested, he was full of questions, and he was atheist. When I asked him what He would say to God if/when he stands before Him someday and God asks him, “why should I allow you into My Heaven?” This guy said, “you shouldn’t”.
This guy had it right. Now, I don’t think he knew this verse, but he knew that there was no good reason for God to allow him into Heaven if he never believed in God in the first place. Something else stood out about this guy; he said, “I’m so thankful to be able to talk to you guys about this because my friends are atheist and won’t talk to me about this stuff.” An atheist thanked me for talking to him about Jesus!
My encouragement today is this: Be intentional about getting into conversations about the important topics of life. There are people starving out there to be able to talk about God and why they should believe in Him. People need to hear that they don’t meet God’s standard on their own and the only way to Him is through His Son, Jesus Christ!
Have a great week talking to people about Jesus!