Actually, I don’t think those guys should have been skipping school. I saw them as I was driving over to my dad’s house. Oh well. If they want to take chances by sitting at the end of the street, then I am going to walk up and give them something to talk about!
The three of us started chatting, and then I swung the conversation around to, “What do you think happens when you die?” Oh my. What a give and take. One of the seventeen year olds said, “I want to hear about someone who died and came back to tell us what is over there. And not one of those five- or ten-minute stories ― I mean someone going there for three days and three nights and can tell us about it.”
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Hmm…. I just wasn’t sure where to go at that point.
Just kidding!! What an open door. Neither of them could believe how he walked right into that one. Please pray for those two young men who each took a booklet and a tract.
Later that day at a restaurant, I was told it would be 30 minutes before I could even place my order. I said, “Short staffed in the kitchen by any chance?” He was amazed that I knew a little bit about the food business! I left after giving the kitchen staff some tracts and booklets.
As I was driving my car out of the restaurant’s parking lot, a 60 something-year-old man was walking, kind of in front of my car. I rolled down my window and said, “Sir, are you born again? Are you saved?” He replied, “Almost.” That is one of those responses I don’t like at all, but it led to a great give-and-take. Please say a prayer for that man.
Well, I was still hungry, and the only place I saw in the area to get food was a karaoke/hookah place! Not really my style, but I thought, “Who knows how this will go.” Lynette, my waitress, did not know what happens when we die, but she knew before I left. Her mom had recently died of cancer. She is missing her and wrestling with a lot of things. I gave booklets and books to all of the workers there. They were very grateful and thankful. It was slow, so I was able to get into a few conversations with the people there, other than my waitress. Please say a prayer for Lynette.
What a day! Keep letting the Lord use you mightily during these days. You may not know what your day will bring, but His plans for your day will always be better than what you had planned anyway!
Until the Nets are Full,
P.S. Please say a prayer for this youth group in Argentina. Pablo and the gang just went through the Spanish version of One Thing You Can’t Do in Heaven. Please pray that these soldiers will be bold, bold, bold as they reach lost people for Jesus in Argentina! Also, please pray that they will not just be excited about Jesus as youth, but they will be solid Christians and bold soul winners all the days of their lives!