Today, I was asked by someone “Am I supposed to read something here?” The question was posed with a finger point in the direction of my desktop Bible. The individual, who claims to be an atheist, said “I’ve seen your Bible open to the same passage for two weeks, what is so important to read on this page?” (I’ve paraphrased the individual).
The answer is a resounding “YES!” You are supposed to read ALL of it! Not just that page.
Moral of the story: We sometimes find ourselves impacted by what other people do, whether we want to be or not.
In this case, a simple, quiet, yet strategically placed Bible on the corner of my cubicle caught the attention of a pronounced atheist.
It goes to show that atheists, no matter how vocal, have an interest and even a desire, I presume, to be told the Word of God. I believe that many pronounced atheists are not really atheists (defined: don’t believe in God), but are really more agnostic (defined: they haven’t really given God much thought, or don’t care whether God exists or not).
It is therefore our job, as Christians, to care for them. Not only in the meaning of care about God for them, but care about THEM for their soul’s sake.
You may be in a situation where you are not allowed to “witness.” That’s fine, I am too. But that doesn’t mean you have to keep your religious beliefs to yourself. There are plenty of ways to witness, like having a Bible visible in your workspace, wearing Christian jewelry (like a cross), or other things like posting your favorite Scripture passage on your Facebook account, or merely sticking a Jesus fish on the back of your car.
There are so many inconspicuous ways to witness that are legal, that we have NO EXCUSE for not witnessing. What can you change in your life today to be more visible to those who “don’t care,” and start caring for them?