The chairs by the pool must have looked inviting.
My husband decided to try one out.
He looked comfortable and relaxed as he reclined in the early morning sun.
It could have been different, however, if he had chosen a chair that was broken or weak.
Collapsing onto the concrete deck, an unreliable chair could have caused him great harm–if he had been putting his trust in it to hold him up.
I have two friends who do not believe in God.
To be honest, that scares me.
Because I really do care about my friends and the thought of them standing before God someday, after having rejected Him here on Earth, is more than I can comprehend.
Both of my friends are putting their trust in something false–a belief that there is no God.
If I think of this in light of a damaged poolside lounger, my friends are putting their trust in something broken.
Even though it looks good, when it is time to put all their weight on it, it will collapse from lack of strength.
If my atheist friends are trusting that everything will just somehow be "okay" when they die, that is cause for great concern on my part.
When Jesus miraculously turned water into wine, people believed in Him:
What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. —John 2:11
God is evident in every facet of existence, and existence in itself is a miracle.
I pray that someday my friends would believe.