The phone rang again. Another solicitor. It’s DAILY! Perhaps the Lord wants me to minister to these callers! One man asked if I needed a handy man.
“No, I’m sorry, not at this time. But may I ask you a personal question?”
“If you were to die today, do you know where you’d go?”
It was quiet on the other end. Then, “What about plumbing. Do you have any plumbing needs?”
I said, “Hey! You didn’t answer my question.”
He became quiet again—and then he hung up.
Next day same thing: “If you were to die today, do you know where you’d go?”
“What is this, a religious thing?”
I said, “No it’s not religious. This is a life issue and an important one.”
He said, “Yes I suppose it is a life issue and it IS important. Let’s see…I suppose I’d go to heaven because I’ve been a good person.”
I said, “I’m sure you are a good person. But the Bible tells us nobody is good enough. We all need a Savior—and there’s only One. Have you ever received Jesus as your Savior?”
“As a matter of fact I have, but it was a long time ago. It’s something I’ve ignored and I’ve sort of wandered away. Wow! I suppose I should thank you.”
I took his name and number and told him I’d be sure and contact him the next I need a home repair.
Today it happened again: “If you were to die today, do you know where you’d go?”
“Absolutely! I’d go to heaven! Jesus is my Lord and Savior—He died for my sins and purchased my salvation. He is everything I live for!”
I said, “Hey! I’m happy to hear this. Do you attend a good church that teaches the Bible?”
She told me the name of her church and asked about mine. She told me she teaches the Bible in her church and for years was a missionary. Then she said, “You’re the most delightful person I’ve talked with all day!”
I said, “And I can say the same about you. I’m glad to have met another saint!”
That was fun! Think I’ll do it again!
- The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him. Lamentations 3:25
- This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10