Sunday, May 4, 2008
One of my readers this week said that she doesn't believe and that she's lost friends over that issue after reading this post. That just breaks my heart. So many in my own family do not believe, but I still love them. I received a newsletter in the mail this week that had an article in it about tolerance and the gist of it was that Christians have become too tolerant. What is happening? Our forefathers here in the United States set up our constitution so that there would be freedom here and it was based on Christian principles found in the Bible. I don't want to get into a debate here on my blog. I'm not a theologian. I am not an expert on anything. I am just a wife and a mom... a daughter, sister and friend... who happens to believe that Jesus is the messiah foretold of in the Old Testament. It doesn't matter to me where you are in your life or what you believe because you are welcome here. I just want to be upfront with where I stand.
I first heard this song at a Women of Faith conference. Nicole Nordeman was sitting at her piano and she said she wrote it for a dear college friend of her husband's. They love him very much and he doesn't believe. I loved that she wrote this song for him and it really touched my heart. It just asks the question, "What If?" It doesn't draw a line in the sand and demand. It doesn't have an expectation that the song will just change everything. It is just a question. That is how I see it any way.
Being a believer in Christ... I would love for all to come to believe as well. You know if you have read some of my past posts that I do not have all the answers and that I struggle with things. What goes on in the hearts of others is not for me to say. Wherever you are at, whatever you believe, you are welcome here and I really mean that.