Japanese Restaurant or Chinese?

My friend Mari and I were looking forward to having lunch in a Japanese restaurant. She had brought a DVD of The Jesus Movie and was hoping to share it with just the right person.

We arrived at the front of the Japanese restaurant and found the door locked!  Strange!  There was no sign indicating they were closed.   So we stood on the sidewalk and wondered if there was another restaurant in walking distance.

Mari suggested the Chinese restaurant just next door.  My first thought:  “I’m not sure it’s safe. That restaurant has been there for as long as I can remember.  It always looks empty from outside.”

She was game.  “Let’s try it!  Perhaps there is someone inside that God wants us to give the Jesus Movie to.”

I reluctantly followed her into the restaurant.  There was only one other table occupied.  I was definitely not feeling comfortable.  Moreover, nobody else entered the restaurant while we were there.  However, our meals were surprisingly excellent!   We paid our bill and then offered the Jesus Movie to the Chinese owner of the restaurant.  The woman, speaking in broken English, asked if it was in the Chinese language.

“YES!  The movie is in both Mandarin and Cantonese plus numerous other languages as well–on the same disk!”  The woman held the DVD to her chest and squealed with delight!

As we left the restaurant we noticed the Japanese restaurant next door had its main entrance on the side that faced the Chinese restaurant!  Their door was propped open.  What??  It was open?  I looked inside and it was full of people!  We had tried the wrong door, believing it was closed!

Mari looked at me with big eyes. “God did it!  God directed us to the Chinese restaurant next door.  He wanted the sweet Chinese woman to have the Jesus Movie.  Wow!  What a good God we have.  Thank You, Lord!”

  • In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.    Proverbs 16:9
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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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2 Responses to Japanese Restaurant or Chinese?

  1. Liana says:

    What a delightfully beautiful God moment. The amazing way in which He leads us for His glory.

  2. Kathleen says:

    Yes, it WAS pretty amazing! There was no doubt in our minds, that God did it! ❤️

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