Infected Computer?

A man with a thick accent called to say he was a computer support technician from Microsoft and my computer was badly infected.

I said, “I’ve heard from you guys before and I don’t believe you.  My computer is fine.  But I do have a question for you.  If you were to die today, do you know where you’d go?”

He said, “I’d go to the heavens.”

“But what if God were to ask you, ‘Why should I let you into My heaven?’ What would say?”

“I’d say I am a good person because I help people fix their computers.”

I said, “I’m sure you have many good qualities, but nobody is good enough to get into heaven. We are all sinners and we all need a Savior.  That is why Jesus came…to save us.”

There was silence for a moment.  Then he hung up.

Hmm. Did I say something wrong? Was my message too strong?   I hope he thinks about it and calls me back.

How many opportunities like this have I missed because I was too busy.  There are so many annoying phone calls these days, mostly robocalls.  But this one was live!

“Oh Lord, help me make time to speak to every live caller. Give me Your patience, Your wisdom, Your words every time the phone rings. Make me sensitive to the needs of others.  I thank You in advance, for what You are going to do.  In the precious name of Jesus I pray, Amen.”

[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/  and  http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

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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 Infected Computer?

  1. Debbie says:

    I absolutely love this and can’t wait for the next call I haven’t been answering. I think I’ll also press 1 when it asks you to and can’t wait to talk to those IRS people that have been calling and calling, and yes that computer guy has called me too.

    • Kathleen says:

      Debbie, I’m happy to have encouraged you to respond. After all, God is bringing these people into our homes. We need to use the opportunity to help them find Jesus.

  2. Cristy says:

    Amen Sister Kathleen!

    I bought a new computer several months ago!

    Love, Cristy

  3. Angeline says:

    Great idea! I will now know how to respond the next time I get a similar call.

  4. Frank King says:

    Kathleen, you are right about missing calls and opportunities for Christ because we are too busy. I know that because of my ministry work load and the need to screen my calls so I can get my work done, I miss out on some of the opportunities like the one you mention in this post.

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