For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
Luke 19:10

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A ‘Travel’ Encounter of Eternal Significance

We are on a journey though life. But each day we are traveling as well. Going somewhere. Meeting someone. Doing something. Do I ask the Lord to arrange my day so I will be at the right place at the right time so I can share the ‘living water’ with a thirsty soul?

Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well:
and it was about the sixth hour.
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water:
Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
(John 4:5-7)

Story from a Christian in her 80’s from New Brunswick, Canada. (2010) 
"I was flying to Buffalo from Jacksonville, Florida. I was sitting in the airport waiting for my flight. I was thinking: "Lord, if there is any one with whom you want me to share the Gospel today, you will have to make it very plain to me as I don’t feel like chatting with anybody today." Imagine saying such a thing to my Lord!!
Well my flight was called and I grabbed my carry-on and started up the ramp. All of a sudden a middle aged woman grabbed my carry-on as well as my arm and proceeded with me to my seat. She thought if she ‘hung on’ to me it would appear as though she were traveling with me.
I asked her why she was doing this and she said: "I have to change planes shortly and I like to be in the first row of seats so I can get off in a hurry. If I stand in line waiting to board, I will be nearer to the back of the plane."
Well, needless to say, Bonnie and I had a conversation about the Lord Jesus. She knew nothing about the Gospel. She was only on my flight for a short period of time. I told her she could be sure she would be in Heaven by trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ. I hope she took the time to read the tracts I gave her as she was leaving.
The Lord made it very plain to me ‘who’ I should be talking to that day!"

  1. Do I pray daily that the Lord will cause someone to cross my path so I can share Christ with them and do I ever ask Him to make it ‘very’ obvious to me who that person is? 
  2. When I pray, do I talk to the Lord in an open and intimate way or am I stiff, routine and formal?
  3. Do I carry tracts (Gospel papers) with me wherever I go? 
  4. Is it my desire to still be active in personal witnessing even when I am in my 80’s?

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