I got hungry tonight. Seems to be a daily thing I deal with. I decided to go and pick up some dinner. As I drove down the street, I saw a man walking. I rolled down my window and asked, “You need a ride?”
He said, “Where you going?”
I responded, “Where you going?” We men can have some deep conversations at times.
So he hopped in, and I drove him to his destination.
Griff was an interesting man. Former Army guy. “Top Secret” security clearance, he said. He was glad that he never got involved in his family’s business. He said they were some of the biggest drug lords in the state of Georgia, running drugs from Florida to Georgia and New York.
He let me know he graduated high school at age 16 and then went to college. He also said that he joined the only branch of the military worth joining!
At times, you get the feeling that people are just blowing smoke, but I didn’t think he was. He seemed to be shooting straight.
Griff wasn’t sure what would happen when he died. He thought our souls would just blend back into the universe. Incorrect.
I asked, “Do you think there is a Heaven or Hell, Griff?”
He answered, “This place is Hell.” Incorrect again.
“Who do you think Jesus is?”
“The Son of God,” he said.
Had a good time sitting in the car explaining who Jesus was when we got to his destination.
“Do you like to read, Griff?” I already knew the answer. You can’t be dealing with classified materials if you don’t like to read. He gave me an affirmative and then said, “My wife and I used to like reading the same books until she passed.”
I began to wonder if a Luke 16:19-31 was happening right before my eyes.
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
If someone is not in Heaven, they really, really, really want their relatives to get saved.
Griff took a copy of One Heartbeat Away, and I told him to be in touch. Say a prayer for him. We need more people saying “yes” to Jesus than “no” in the days to come.
Until the Nets are Full,
P.S. Recently, we had a pastor comment about One Heartbeat Away. He said:
“One of the greatest evangelical reads you will ever hold in your hands.”
— Pastor Joshua
We share these comments in the hopes that you’ll step out to reach the people around you with materials that packed with truth that the Lord can use to make a difference in the lives of the people you reach!