You are lost in a dark forest at night, full of wild animals, and you do not know how to get out. You see a light ahead, and it appears to be a parked car with a man outside. You choose not to go near the man. Would you be right to blame the man anyway for not giving you directions?
When you move toward the light, doesn’t the light get brighter? In a similar way, if someone is searching for the truth about God but doesn’t know about Jesus, God desires to give them more light when they respond to the light that they have received. Ultimately God will do whatever it takes to try to reach us because He loves us so dearly and desires a relationship with us, as 2 Peter 3:9 shows.
While the previous illustration is OK, for some there is a more appropriate illustration.
A person is lost in a dark forest at night, full of wild animals. He sees a light ahead, which is a parked car with a man outside. He sneaks up on the man, kills him, burns the map, and then says he is doing the best he can because he knows no other way. He is telling the truth, since he burned the map. Today, about 2 billion people, and perhaps the majority of non-Christians, live in countries and cultures that have killed countless Christian witnesses. If someone approves of killing of Christians, how many more missionaries do you think God is obligated to send them?
But the good news for them is that God still keeps sending some missionaries, because He loves those lost people, even enough to sacrifice the lives of some of His missionaries.
We are all sinners because we are all human~Su
Jesus love for you does not come with a sell by date, but we are now in end times and our days are short~Su
When Jesus said “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28 He was talking to you, today, in this chaotic world of greed and hate. He knows you already, He knows you better than you know yourself and He loves you, He’s never stopped loving you. The harsh lessons and losses were to mould you into the person He wants you to be. Trust in Him ~Su x
Wishing everyone a lovely day. Blessed be x