Have you ever been at a loss for words talking to someone you wish to save?
Have they ever asked you questions that seem monumentally important, yet you have no idea as to the answer?
I can say honestly that I have.
There is no shame in it. We aren’t perfect. We do not know everything.
But it almost seems as if there is something else at work, trying to undermine your efforts.
I have recently read three of the more interesting books I have ever read. They are by a man that many of you know: C.S. Lewis.
But they aren’t about talking lions and ice witches.
They are about space travel.
Yeah, you heard me. Space travel.
They were also about God. He spoke of the earth, called the “silent planet” by other planet’s inhabitants. This was due to the fact that the earth had, as a whole, forsaken God and pushed him away, so that no praise or prayers were heard by God.
The main character, a man named Ransom, was placed in one of the situations I alluded to earlier on Venus. He was charged with teaching the first female inhabitant about God. The problem was that, having heard about this newly populated planet, the devil had come as well. Ransom found himself actually trying to debate the devil.
Can you imagine?
But then I began to think.
Is that not what we do every day?
Do we not spend our days trying to convince people of the worthiness of our cause?
Every skeptical thought.
Everything that works against us is the same evil that poor Ransom faced.
How do we beat it?
We read the Word.
We have to study it.
And we must have a little help from the Father.
We shouldn’t kid ourselves: we need a lot of His help.
That is a recipe for success if ever there was one.
And we must keep up the good work.
The great debate will go on.
Until our Savior comes back.
Then the debate will probably become a little one-sided.
Vaya con Dios