Meet Patrick Greene, a devoted Atheist, an atheist with a history of activism.
Mr. Greene, recently began a battle to have a Nativity scene removed from public property. Back in February he threathened to file a lawsuit against Henderson County, Texas, to stop this very public dispaly.
But during his pursuit Patrick Greene became ill and had to drop the lawsuit.
He had developed eye cataracts and was in danger of losing his vision, and this needed his full attention and money. This vision problem became worse and he had to quit his job as a taxi driver, which left him unable to support himself and his wife of 33 years.
Since he is an atheist, I would have to say he did not pray for help. Yet, help came from an unlikely source, it came from Christians. See, in true Christian attitude, Jessica Crye, a christian woman who had read about his problem, went to her church members and asked them to help Mr. Greene. Church members raised $400.00, and the flood gate was open, soon after that thousands of dollars was raised for Mr. Greene.
Imagine Mr. Greene’s surprise when he was given this money, and it came from the very people who he was being atheistic with. Why would Christians want to help him? He was “flabbergasted that Christians would help atheists.” This simple act of love changed Mr. Greene, he began to see the light (God had touched his heart) he now believes and has converted to Christianity. ALLELUIA!
What a wonderful story! An atheist who saw God in one act of love and kindness. We are all God’s children. There are no requirements to receive Gods’ love and attention.
Just like Saint Paul, who was blinded on the road to Damascus, Mr. Greene now will be working with God and not against him. I pray that Mr. Greene finds peace within himself, the kind of peace that comes with the knowledge that God is in control and God’s love is for all.