Clearly Seen

Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Romans 1:20 – For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. (NIV)

It struck me as odd that a non-Christian friend of mine voiced objections when my husband and I prayed before our meal when we went out to dinner with her. Her argument was, "You make me feel like you are telling me I'm going to go to hell." Neither my husband nor I made comments or apologies for saying grace.

Later, I thought about this, and wondered, if she doesn't believe in God, heaven or hell, then what legitimate reason could she have to voice her displeasure with our prayers?

The answer, of course, is that somewhere deep down inside, she does believe in God, heaven and hell, and she is being convicted by the Holy Spirit for not following the way.

Prayer: Father in heaven, we praise You for the wonderful things You do with the small gifts of gratitude we give to You. It is our desire to remain faithful so You can complete the works You want to perform in our lives as well as in the lives of others. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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