Trillion Dollar with Change
August 22, 2009
On this Saturday evening, I encountered a liberal-minded high school age group sitting in the park next to Market Square. I asked one of them if they would like a Trillion Obama bill. A couple of them took the offer. One of the girls was perceptive enough to know there was the Gospel message on the back of the bill.
She asked, “When you hand these out and people see Obama on the front then turn to the back of the bill and see a Christian message, isn’t it a kinda of gotcha tactic?” I respectfully took the natural realm of Obama on the front and bridged the spiritual realm of the Gospel message on the back. I replied, “Both Obama and Jesus offer ‘change’, Obama offers temporary change, while Jesus offers eternal change.” I used this passage from God’s Word:
2 Corinthians 5:17 (New International Version)
17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
After making the bridge between the natural to the spiritual then applying Scripture, she and her friends were able to make sense of the change God was presenting to them. I thank them for their time and told them to consider the message on the back of the bill.