A surfer stopped by our table at the beach and I offered him a free Bible.
He said, “I can’t believe this! Two weeks ago I was in a car accident and I should have died. Instead, I walked away! Now someone is offering me a Bible. I’m beginning to think God is trying to get my attention.”
I said, “You may be right. Tell me something. IF you would have died in that car accident, do you know where you would have gone?”
He said, “No, I don’t.”
I said, “If I didn’t know I was going to heaven when I die, I think I’d be worried. I think I’d have trouble sleeping at night.”
He said, “I AM worried. I DO have trouble sleeping at night.”
At this point, I shared the message of Jesus with him using the booklet, Would You Like to Know God Personally? By Bill Bright. Afterward, he said he wanted to turn from his sins and become a follower of Jesus.
We prayed with him and he said he wanted to start going to a church and find a youth group. We sent him on his way with a “Surfer’s Packet”—a waterproof bag containing a Bible, candy bar, booklets and helpful information about recommended youth groups and churches, including our own.
What joy to interact with that precious surfer and to see his smile as he walked away with a new faith, a new direction and a new Bible.
- May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
- Would You Like to Know God Personally? By Bill Bright: http://www.cru.org/how-to-know-god/would-you-like-to-know-god-personally.html
- SONG: MY FRIEND – Words by D.J. Higgins, Music by Kathleen