It’s a cloudy day. A man who has lived in a cave all of his life comes out of the cave. He’s been told there is a glowing orb in the sky called the sun that provides heat and light. He looks around, sees only clouds, and concludes, “there is no sun.”
No matter how you try to convince him that you have experienced the sun, he can’t believe because he thinks he must see it for himself. If he goes back into his cave and the clouds clear and the sun returns, he will never know.
He has no faith.
Perhaps he recognized the contrast between the darkness of his cave and the light outside but since he cannot see the sun, he isn’t willing to believe it exists. He doesn’t understand but he won’t trust the word of another.
So here’s the question. If you know there is a sun, and you tried to tell him about it, do you just walk away if he rejects your story? Does he only get one chance to believe?
How about returning another day and going into his cave? How about building a relationship with him so he trusts you? Then you can share your experiences and perhaps he will be more willing to listen.
God calls us to plant the seed. He asks us to testify about who the Son is and what we’ve experienced. We may see no evidence that the seed took root.
But don’t give up!
“So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.” – Romans 10:17 (CSB)
Keep sharing the message and God will use it to bring in the harvest.
Who can you talk to today?