A Man Sitting on the Sand

I was walking on the beach and met a man sitting on the sand with his baby.  Juan was waiting for his wife and kids while they played in the surf.

I admired his baby and then visited with him for awhile.  Finally I asked if he had a faith background.

He said he would feel like a hypocrite if he went to church, because he’s done a lot of bad things in his life.

I told him that people don’t go to church because they deserve to go, but because they need to go.  The Bible tells us we are all sinners, we all need a Savior—and there is only One.

He listened and asked questions.  I could see his relief as he began to recognize that perhaps there WAS hope.  He was interested in the tracts I had in my big pocket and said he’d like to share them with his wife.  He gave me his email address so I could send him some Christian websites.   One I later sent him is:  www.whoisjesus-really.com .

He said he lived in North Hollywood.  Could I recommend a good church for him there?      I did an online search and found what I thought would be a good one for them.

I don’t believe it was an accident that we just happened to meet on the beach.  Rather, it was a divine appointment.

“Thank You, Lord, for directing me to stop and talk with Juan.  Thank You for touching his heart and giving him a desire to find a church with his family.  What Joy!

  • Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.    John 3:36
  • Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.     John 1:12 
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This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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6 Responses to A Man Sitting on the Sand

  1. Fred C. says:

    I guess we all have a bit of hypocrite in us.

  2. Roya says:

    Amen sister, we do not attend church because we deserve it, we attend because we are thirsty for His message. You are a messenger, God’s message resonates in you. Keep up the good work.
    In Christ, Roya

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