This morning I saw an article about NYC. There is apparently a billboard battle going on between Atheists and Christians...each trying to prove how ridiculous the other one is...through billboards. Wow. Talk about Merry Christmas...
Anyway, this got me really thinking about people who don't believe in God. It seriously just kind of breaks my heart. I can't relate and really have no way of understanding this train of thought. I have believed in God and Jesus since I can remember. My entire life is based around my belief that I serve the One True God and that His son, Jesus, sacrificed his life on the cross for my salvation. It's where my joy comes from. It's where my purpose comes from. It's where my hope lies.
When Christmas season rolls around, along with it comes the idea that we shouldn't forget the "reason for the season." I feel like not only should we remember why we celebrate this happy joyful time of year, but we should also take this time to prayyyyy it up for nonbelievers. At a time when Jesus is the focus (or is supposed to be), shouldn't we be focusing not only on his sacrifice, but on his LIFE...on the fact that his entire purpose was to save us from the world. Since he is no longer here, shouldn't we be doing our part in that effort? I'm not saying we should go knock down ppl's doors with Jesus flyers, or scream on the corners about the gates of hell (puhLEASE don't do that mess) but just spend some time praying that the Holy Spirit is MOVING and that we are reflecting His Beautiful Light to any and everyone we come in contact with! Sounds cheesy. But dude. It's The Truth...right? The Truth of our every day.
K...that's my soapbox.
DISCLAIMER: If you are not a believer, I think no more and no less of you. It makes me sad that you don't believe in the God I serve, but I love you (A LOT!!) and want to be your friend (really bad) regardless of your faith. Promise. I mean that with every fiber of my being.