Dear Blogging Friends: I know most people who read my posts are born-again Christians, but I do not want to take that so much for granted that I do not often relate the Gospel to anyone who has not chosen to be a Follower of Jesus Christ.
This is brought to my attention by the “earbug” going around in my head at this time. It is the song: You Never Mentioned Him To Me.
I was entering a Braum’s store the other day. A thirty-ish brawny looking guy was waiting at the corner of the building. I headed his way. He asked me if I needed help. I said I did not but thanks much. Then I asked him if he was a Christian. He said he was. I said, “When you get as close to eternity as I am, you’ll be glad you have made that decision.”
Now that was not a very hard thing to do, but how the devil or his imps trompted on me. When I got home I thought “What if that guy follows me home? You have no business talking to a stranger.” Oh, yes, I had my conflict over that little “mention.” On the other hand, as I wrote on a Friday Fictioneers post last week (I think) we never know what “divine appointment” God might have set up for us.
Was the man a Christian? Or, did he just answer that he was to keep me from hitting him over the head with my Bible? 😀 Does it matter if God set it up?
The McKamey’s – You Never Mentioned Him to Me.
Thanks to You Tube for the McKamey’s
I can totally picture you doing this.
Thanks for the comment, Kathy.
A friend who ministers to Muslim and MBBs (Muslim Background Believers) met a Sudanese man in Louisville last week. He recognized him by his attire. Surprised, he said Hello in Arabic, the most common language in Sudan. The now surprised man greeted him and they started a conversation. The Sudanese gentleman led him to a place in the nearby park where more than 25 other Sudanese men were, and they all listened intently as my friend shared what he knew about Jesus.
As the conversations went on for a long time, the first gentleman who was some kind of recognized leader among the men, left with my friend and explained he has lived here in Louisville for !!! 10 YEARS !!! and this was the first time anyone had told him about what Christ-followers believe about Jesus. I suspect there will be more stories to come as they shook hands and parted company with love and respect for each other.
BUT 10 YEARS!!! In the Bible Belt and NO ONE had ever told this dear man that Jesus loved him!!! May Father have mercy on us for when we have not shared!
❤️& 🙏, c.a.
Praises to the Father. I’m sure He was blessed as he watched your friend fulfilling his commands. At least two: Love your neighbor and Go and Tell. It is a shame how tongue-tied we get when it comes to witnessing for Jesus. We are so intimidated by Satan even though we KNOW he is a defeated foe.
Good story, Oneta, and you’re right, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know where that young man was spiritually. God made the “divine appointment,” and you kept it. I’m guessing you’ll see that man in heaven, one way or another. 😉
Believing the “hound of Heaven” is watching for him. It helps to see one as a “link” in a chain of events leading to salvation. Thanks for the comment.
(What a sad song!)
Yes, it is. We can all probably recall times of obedience and times of disobedience regarding this assignment.
I have never heard that song, but instantly loved it! Thanks for sharing ☺️
It contains much for us to meditate on along with having a conversation with our Lord. “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go, Dear Lord. O’re mountains or plain or sea. I’ll Say what you want me to say, Dear Lord. I’ll be what you want me to be.” More words to muse over.