While on the college campus with our Bible table, a student stopped to look over our books. I asked her if she’d like a free Bible and she gruffly replied, “NO!”
Uh Oh! The girl has an attitude! I stepped back. She continued to hang around, quietly checking out the books. I have discovered that if I ask permission to ask a question people are more apt to cooperate. So I said, “May I ask you a personal question?”
I said, “If you were to die today, do you know where you’d go?”
“It would not be heaven. God wouldn’t want me, not with the life I’ve lived.”
I said, “Oh my! Did you know there is nothing you have ever done that God does not want to forgive. He loves you. That is why Jesus came, to live a sinless life so that He could die on the cross to pay for your sins and mine, so that someday we can both freely enter heaven.”
Her countenance changed as if she suddenly realized there was hope.
I said, “I have a little booklet I’d like to share with you. It’s called, Would You Like To Know God Personally?”
She came closer. I walked through each page with her. When we came to the little prayer at the end, I asked her if she’d like to turn away from her sins and give her life to Jesus.
She quietly answered, “Yes.”
She prayed with us right there in the middle of the quad, then signed up to join our Campus Christian Fellowship and left with a new Bible. An hour later she returned with two friends! She said, “My friends want Bibles—and they also want to join the club!”
- Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
What do you think? Was she was ready to receive Christ after such a short discussion? Do you think she went away a changed person?
[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.whoisjesus-really.com/ and www.godlife.com