After work today I stopped at the store to get something for dinner. On the way out I noticed an older gentleman sitting on a stool holding a loaf of bread. The man was a lot like my Dad. He will start a conversation with anyone. He held up the bread and asked me if I had gotten my free loaf yet. I told him I didn't need any and from there he started telling me about ducks. He and his wife feed the ducks every morning out their back door. He said if they don't watch them they will come right on in the house! I told him it was because they knew they had a good thing going there. You know...if you get a little bread to eat outside the door you might get a whole lot more if you go inside. He took the conversation from bread...to ducks...to church...to Jesus coming back at any time! He invited me to their church but I told him I already had a church. So then he started talking about Jesus' soon return. Then he told me that the bible really just has one theory. That theory is...you just have to believe. He said...Believe...Believe...Believe!! Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ! Then when you believe...have no fear! Just get rid of all your fear because the Lord will take care of you. No matter what happens in the world you have nothing to fear if you know the Lord. He was quoting all kinds of scriptures to me and clapping his hands and smiling...he was happy. You could tell he believed, and felt, everything he was saying. He was great!! I don't even know what his name is...but Jesus does! I'm sure He was watching and smiling while he was telling me about Him!
To me there is nothing better than getting to talk to someone that has such amazing faith and trust in the Lord! He also made me think. What am I doing for the Lord? Am I taking every chance I get to bring Jesus into the conversation when I'm talking to someone? Throwing bread out to the ducks is really what he was doing with me. He was throwing out a little "bread of life" just hoping...probably praying...that I would stop and talk to him so he could bring up Jesus...just trying to get me in the door. The whole conversation lasted about five minutes.
As Christians we need to all take a lesson from this man. Even though I am a Christian he was very encouraging to me. Sometimes the people God leads us to talk to just need an encouraging word to help them get through the rest of their day. Sometimes...they need to accept Jesus as their Savior. If we don't know them personally...Jesus knows what they need. We just need to share His love!
Jesus is coming back really soon. Not only do we need to be ready but we need to tell everyone we can about Jesus. It might be their last chance to make their choice between Heaven and Hell.
In Deuteronomy Moses was telling his people that he wasn't going to get to go into the Promised Land with them. Then he said in Chapter 31:3...But the Lord your God himself will cross over ahead of you. That's what He will do for us. He will go ahead of us and prepare the one's He leads us to so they will listen. Verse 6 goes on to say...So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.