Romans chpt. 2 verse 19-21
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
The dictionary definition of an Atheist:
denies the existence of a Divine being
refrains from commitment to any religious doctrine
impossible to know anything about GOD.
Through many visits with my dad after our initial meeting. I trusted the LORD to prove himself to this Atheist. My Dad.
Surely...in that first meeting; he had to know that this wasn't by chance: His daughter after twenty years finds him through a letter written with Please Forward all over the front and back! That he just happen to live close enough to visit. Had he or I lived overseas...what would the chances have been of getting together? The distance and the cost?
And...truly, he was thankful! Wasn't he? Tears at the mailbox!
God saw fit to give us time...and then an absence would come by God's design. If you have read or (please do) read my blog Watering Wells of Hope...God chose to send us overseas to Switzerland. It was during this time of great trial in our lives...my father was very much aware of though afar off. We corresponded by letter and phone calls. My father knew every detail of the great needs we encountered from time to time...and the answers to PRAYER.
I'd like to take this time to encourage you dear reader in God's perfect work and plan in our lives...lost or saved. I always picture our lives like the spokes on a wheel. We at the center and God's work going forth through the spokes..in all directions...yet...turning in the same direction..TO GOD.
For a lost person (one without Christ in their life) the spokes go out in different means by which to reach the poor lost soul. To show them His presence and work.
For the saved..believer..born again... the spokes are His work in you and through you....as you journey on closer in fellowship with your Saviour.
This is what God was doing in my father's life.
Giving him...a glimpse of hope...God's care revealed...hearts of other "Christians"... mercy and grace in time of great need.
A testimony of HIS EXISTENCE!!!