I was standing near the jewelry counter when a young man called out to his friend, “Hey! Come and look at this watch! It’s BAD!”
His friend hurried to look. He agreed it was a “bad” watch!
I was curious. What is a bad watch? I stretched my neck to look, but I didn’t see anything bad about it—in fact, it was beautiful!
I said, “Excuse me. May I ask you a question?” He nodded.
“When you said the watch looked bad, did you really mean it looked good?”
He chuckled, “Yeah, that’s what I meant.”
I said, “You know it reminds me of something I read in the Bible—about people who call good bad and bad good.”
He said, “Hey! Someone else told me that! He said it is supposed to happen in the last days. So do you think we’re in the last days?”
“I don’t know, but it seems the world is getting more and more corrupt. I don’t believe this world will ever be ruled with perfect goodness until Jesus Christ returns and He rules.
He said, “You could be right.”
I walked away missing an opportunity. Why didn’t I continue the conversation? Why didn’t I say, “When Jesus returns, will you be ready to meet Him?” In my purse I was carrying the booklet, Would You Like To Know God Personally? by Dr. Bill Bright. Why didn’t I offer it to him? I started out with boldness. Why did I suddenly become timid?
“Forgive me, Lord, for missing an opportunity that You had clearly placed before me. Don’t allow me to repeat this mistake.”
- Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20
- Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Proverbs 4:5
- You may read the booklet here: http://www.4laws.com/laws/englishkgp/default.htm
- SONG: DO NOT BE ANXIOUS – By Kathleen
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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