Monday, May 25, 2009

yesterday

As we were driving home from church yesterday I was in my sweet after-church haze. Everything seems right with my life after fellowshiping with fellow believers and being uplifted and exhorted in the Lord. We were stopped by the drawbridge as a tall sailboat passed through. I happened to look over at a Scion xB that sported a bumper sticker that said, "I hate God." What????!! There went my little happy bubble. Don't those people know what a horrid thing that is to say? I was immediately shocked and disturbed and frightened for these people who felt the need to let everyone know that they hated God, the One who so lovingly created them! It seemed worse to me to proclaim that than to profess to be an atheist. Hating God means that you know that God exists. But, to claim that you don't believe in God or His existence will be proved to be wrong in the end. I mean, I know that there is disdain and hate for our Lord but to so blatantly profess this was so shocking to me.
I thank God for his grace! Without that I don't like to think where we would be. It really made me want to start trying to show God's grace when I'm out and about shopping or hanging at the beach to those that I come into contact with.

6 comments:

Laurel said...

Yikes, what a shocking wake up moment. So very sad. And you're right... what a challenge to us to show God to the world around us. Those with hardened hearts will likely hate us b/c they hate Him, but what about all those who are seeking? Very convicting.

Laurie Lynn said...

Wow. I'm just thinking the sticker is an honest declaration of how some people feel about God. Honest, but like you said, horrid, shocking unthankful and unwilling to believe His creation.
Even Martin Luther once said, "Love God? Sometimes I hate Him." (This was before He was enlightened in knowing God is loving and gracious, not a horrid taskmaster!)


Check this link for a funny cartoon. (You know BtBs is usually too heady for me, but this cartoon was funny and sort of goes w/ your post.
http://www.bringthebooks.org/2009/05/so-true.html

Word Ver. word is simply "locked". Hmmm. Makes me think of some people's minds and hearts that are "locked".

TAB said...

Thanks for the feedback, Mom and Laurel. Interesting that the word verification was "locked".

Laurie Lynn said...

Remember the TULIP acronym?
T -Total Depravity
U -Unconditional Election
L- Limited (or Definite) Atonement
I- Irresistible Grace
P- Perseverance of the Saints

Okay then, another "funny" from Bring the Books:
(You may need to copy/paste link.)
http://www.bringthebooks.org/2009/05/calvinist-romance.html

Olivia Arlene said...

This may sound like an oxymoron, but I agree that it is shocking, yet at the same time, not surprising. You know what I mean?

Mom, those links are too funny!

TAB said...

Yes, I do know what you mean.