So….the atheists I know have gods. They tend to be egoism and stimulants, pride, and vanity along with other garden variety idols. I find these side roads into idolatry particularly sad when dealing with atheistic myopia.
I wonder, do they really not see how important it is for the world to revolve around them? When you are an atheist this is particularly sad because your life (by your faith’s disposition) has no more significance than a bit of plastic jetsam swirling around in the Pacific. Idolatry of a plastic toothbrush, let’s call it.
By contrast there is Jesus. His words are deep, warm, incisive, ironic, profound, and true, often all at once. His voice resonates over the course of recorded history. He is the antithesis of egoism. There is no, “and then Jesus sat down to a satisfying breakfast of fried eggs” verse in the Bible. There is some interesting stuff about Him NOT eating and casting out demons…oh, and raising the dead. The dead.
His smallest words matter. His weeping, His silence, His unbearable pain. And then there is His advice–keep the eternal, lay up treasure that will not rust or rot. He shows us how this is done
by dying to our egos and ourselves
by purchasing with our money, our time, and our hearts
treasure in Heaven.
treasure in Heaven…
What does God treasure?
we are His precious treasure
and just in case we did not see it, He makes His mark on the center of the map of human history
with a Cross