Roman Ruins by Rebecca Waters

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 | 8 comments

Roman Ruins by Rebecca Waters

Today’s guest is Rebecca Waters. Her story about visiting Roman ruins gives a glimpse into how God can use any situation to influence someone’s eternity. Be blessed!



Wandering Wednesdays

Our trip to Italy had been a once in a lifetime experience. We had been traveling with colleagues of my husband; fellow scientists interested in understanding the safe lifting equation adopted by the European Union. The fact my husband had led the research team that developed the equation made him something of a rock star to the engineers and scientists in Italy.


We were blessed to eat in the homes of some of our new Italian friends. They traveled with us through Tuscany, showing us out of the way pools of water and waterfalls for swimming and taking us to their favorite restaurants. We made our way to Rome where one of the men with us recommended we “get lost in the city” to truly explore it. It was a wonderful experience.


But nothing like the one God offered as we stood overlooking the Roman ruins. A once beautiful city now fallen and decaying with time.


As we stood there, one of the men turned to Tom. “So you’re a Christian?”


“I’m a Believer,” Tom affirmed. We’ve learned in our travels, the word Christian has multiple meanings and not all of them good.


“So you believe in God?”


“I believe in God and His Son, Jesus, yes.”


“So you believe God created the earth?”


“Yes.” By this time all members of the group are listening intently to this conversation between the two renowned scientists.


“Then you don’t believe in evolution?”


You could hear a pin drop.


“Of course I believe in evolution. Evolution means change. Everything changes over time. But I don’t believe living things change from one species to another. No.”


I’m wondering what the others are thinking. I’m praying for God to give Tom the words he needs to share with these people we have come to love, the words that will inspire them to seek God; to know Him.


“There is a scientific principle that is not disputed called entropy,” Tom begins. “Simply stated, left alone, chaos cannot come to order, but order will disintegrate into chaos.”


Remember where we are standing. Tom is now turned, his back to the ruins of a once great city. He’s looking at his friend and colleague. No other word is spoken. No other word is needed. Heads are nodding slowly. Eyes are cast down. You can almost hear the wheels turning in these great minds. I look at Tom. I know he, too is praying for the hearts to turn as well.


About the author:

Rebecca Waters left her position as a professor of teacher education in December 2012 to actively pursue her writing career. She shares her writing journey in her weekly blog, A Novel Creation found at  Rebecca’s debut novel, Breathing on Her Own, was released on March 24, 2014 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. It is available on in both print and Kindle versions and is also available through Barnes & Noble.


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  1. I very much enjoyed this interview. Found a new way to afirm being a believer without confrontational attitudes from listners. Thank you.

  2. I love how God uses great minds to touch other great minds with simple truths.
    I enjoyed this. I’m sure the trip was wonderful. I appreciate Becky sharing!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Melinda!

  3. Thank you Dr. Waters for sharing this great inspiration, as Christians, we often find ourselves in challenging conversations with the ones we love and want to guide into his Kingdom, and God always provides us the right words.

    Becky Waters is blessed with many gifts, and her husband Tom was such a brilliant man, yet humble, and an inspiration to all who knew him.

    Thank Norma Gail for sharing this Great Author, please continue sharing her stories with us.

    • You are very welcome! I’m glad you were blessed!

  4. What a wonderful testimony! Thanks for sharing.

    • You’re welcome! It blessed me too!

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