Word for Wednesday

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. Psalm 14:1

Today is a holiday for a growing number of people. Many of the holidays on our calendar – such as Christmas and Easter – have something to do with Christianity. Jewish people have their holidays that relate to their religion and heritage, such as Pesach (Passover), Purim, and Yom Kippur. Even false religions such as Mohammedanism have their so-called holy days, such as Ramadan and Eid. But for those who do not recognize any god (except themselves), today stands unique. This is the day when atheists can celebrate what they don’t believe. Today is set aside specifically for fools.

I remember as a boy being the target of April fool pranks, and how stupid I felt when I was tricked. It still happens, and I still feel silly. You probably feel the same way. Imagine how foolish the atheists feel when they discover they have been wrong. But it’s no trick. God has been very clear in His word that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Our consciences and nature are very clear in their testimonies to the reality of God. But the atheists are the victims of their own fool tricks.

Think for a moment of the Great White Throne of judgment. All atheists will appear there. Not only will they be made to confess that the One sitting on that throne is God, but they will also all bow the knee and acknowledge Him as Lord. The same people who put signs on buses urging people to accept their lie about God’s existence will in that great day be totally put to shame as the greatest of fools. Make no mistake, the atheists are fools now, and not just in eternity. Proverbs 9:10 tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding. Atheists display their ignorance by denying God. They have not even begun to approach wisdom. Now, and in eternity, they are fools.

Will you play an April fool’s prank today? Please be gentle. And also please pray that some poor atheist, whose holiday you are celebrating, will recognize his folly and find God. -Jim MacIntosh

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