Three years ago I met Eric Metaxes at a fundraising dinner for Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Eric is the author of two incredible biographies (William Wilberforce and Dietrich Bonhoeffer), a former writer for Veggie Tales, and he leads a ministry that targets the societal elites in the heart of Manhattan, Socrates in the City. Eric was the featured speaker at the most recent prayer breakfast in Washington D.C. and if you want to see what it means to be a follower of Christ in the face of the most powerful people in the world take a peak at his video. It is a modern day version of what so many of the Old Testament prophets faced when pleading with the Kings of Judah and Isreal to repent and seek God's forgiveness.
Watch the CSPAN video to see Eric's speech/sermon (he begins around the 35 min). He humorously, yet effectively explains the difference between fake faith and real faith and he did this in a room of politicians. He gives me encouragement to continue to seek the grace necessary to function beyond my own weaknesseses and his speech should give you hope that God is real, Jesus is real and They are looking to have a relationship with you.