I picked up a Bangladesh hitch hiker on the Northern Road yesterday. He had been standing there for a few hours, and admitted to me, he had been praying for someone to pick him up. He was making his way to Rockdale, which is near Sydney, and some distance away, and I dropped him off at St Mary’s train station. He had been doing security work for a film shoot on a large farm, and hadn’t realized that it was in the middle of no where.
Turns out he was Moslem, and we had a great chat about faith. He was visibly shaken and impacted when I told him that Christians don’t worship 3 Gods; but instead, believe that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory, and that God himself, came in the flesh as a human and took upon himself, the sacrifice for our sins.
But, being God, death could not hold him, and he was resurrected on the third day. And like him, we believe that a time will come, where we will all face God for judgement. But, unlike him, we know that none of our good works counteracts our sin…but, God accepts us – not because of what we have done…but, accepts us because of what he has done…
And I believe that is good news indeed. Don’t you?