Friday, July 23, 2010
Yesterday we went to Victoria Gardens, an outdoor mall near our house. I was pretty bummed out because I had forgotten my Trillion Dollar Bill Tracts. They make it so much easier to get into a conversation with someone about Jesus. Great icebreakers. I let it go and just continued to enjoy the day. We were at the last store of the day and my wife needed to just run in "real quick." So I sat outside with the kids and listened to the CD that my buddy Doug had just sent me. As we waited, two guys approached the car and asked, "hey G, do you listen to hip-hop?" They were trying to sell their CD. You should have seen the look on their faces when I told them I was listening to a Messianic Worship CD lol. I quickly switched gears and asked them if they had heard of Lacrae, a Christian rapper. They hadn't so I asked the taller of the two if he had a Christian background. He did. His uncle was a pastor and had talked to him many times about Jesus. This young man had even made the choice to be baptized four years ago but wasn't living for the Lord because apparently his life came under attack after "trying" Jesus. I did a little variation of the good person test but mostly explained that Jesus said in the Bible that in this world we would have trouble but to take heart because He had overcome the world. I explained that the key thing to remember was that the Bible doesn't guarantee us plans of a wonderful life. It does say that if he were to repent and put his faith in Jesus, his name would be written in the Lamb's book of life and he will go to Heaven when he dies. He seemed to "get it" and it was great talking with him. His poor friend stayed away from me like I had lobsters crawling on my face. It ended with me praying for him then he shook my hand and said thanks. Praise God that He made that divine appointment for me and I'm just glad I was prepared even though I had felt unprepared all day because of the forgotten tracts. Please pray for this young man to come to repentance and faith in Jesus.