I knew my college roommate wasn't a Christian.
Although a little nervous, I couldn't wait
To share my most important decision
How our Creator saved me through grace.
"Kay," she said, "don't be so old-school.
Hawkins has shown us the solution.
This Jesus was just a good teacher-man.
We have evolved through evolution.
Besides if someone created this world,
Jesus as 'the way' is a narrow view.
Have you tried another religion?
I'd rather be open minded, thank you."
"Well, Jesus is Savior of the world!" I said,
Trying to deflect Hailey's darts.
"And you're going to hell!" I stammered,
"Unless you accept Jesus in your heart."
Our conversation splintered.
Hailey's countenance hardened like flint.
"Really Kay, who do you think you are?
Some perfect, preacher chic?
God's never proven himself to me.
You should read the Da Vinci Code.
Truth is all relative, Kay!"
She erupted in a morbid tone.
Besides, if there is a God, He isn't love,
Or he wouldn't allow hurt and chaos.
So don't prod me with your religiosity,
I don't want your band-aide cross."
Why couldn't I explain more clearly?
I felt ashamed, ignorant, unaware.
I couldn't defend my Christian beliefs.
Next time, I thought, I will prepare.
I know now Christianity is a reasonable faith.
Even though God isn't detected by our senses,
His loving results are similar to wind in action.
As for Jesus, there were many witnesses.
If the universe had a Big Bang beginning
Then this beginning had a cause:
Was this an impersonal, random event?
No, it was caused by a personal boss.
Only a Creator designs precise space dimensions:
Thus, He is intelligent, spaceless, and immaterial.
Because He created time and matter from nothing:
He's also timeless, powerful, and personal.
These characteristics point to God of the Bible.
His powerful works, who can refute?
Yes God is mysterious, but He reveals Himself.
All have witnessed His attributes.
The Bible is true and trustworthy.
About 2,000 prophecies have come to past.
What are the chances of that happening?
This is only one of many facts.
But if I could rewind time
I wouldn't force my case,
Instead, I'd show God's love
And pray for Hailey's faith.
K.D. Manes enjoys writing children's stories and short articles.
"God challenges me to embrace His ways and abundant life through Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with other believers. I'm thankful for His incredible faithfulness."
You can view her blog at www.kdmanestreet.wordpress.com.
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