The Telephone

The phone rang again.  Another solicitor.  It’s DAILY!   Most are automated recordings, but not all.  This one was live!  Perhaps the Lord wants me to reach out to him.  He asked if I needed a handy man.

“No, I’m sorry, not at this time. But may I ask you a personal question?”

“Sure.”

“If you were to die today, do you know where you’d go?”

It was quiet on the other end.  Then, “What about plumbing. Do you have any plumbing needs?”

I said, “Hey! You didn’t answer my question.”

He became quiet again—and then he hung up.

Next day same thing: “If you were to die today, do you know where you’d go?”

“What is this, a religious thing?”

I said, “No it’s not religious. This is a life issue and an important one.”

He said, “Yes I suppose it is a life issue and it IS important.  Let’s see… I suppose I’d go to heaven because I’ve been a good person.”

I said, “I’m sure you are a good person. But the Bible tells us nobody is good enough. We all need a Savior—and there’s only One.  Have you ever received Jesus as your Savior?”

“As a matter of fact I have, but it was a long time ago.  It’s something I’ve ignored and I’ve sort of wandered away.  Wow!  I suppose I should thank you.”

I took his name and number and told him I’d be sure and contact him the next I need a home repair.

Today it happened again: “If you were to die today, do you know where you’d go?”

“Absolutely! I’d go to heaven!  Jesus is my Lord and Savior—He died for my sins and purchased my salvation. He is everything I live for!”

I said, “Hey! I’m happy to hear this. Do you attend a good church that teaches the Bible?”

She told me the name of her church and asked about mine. She told me she teaches the Bible in her church and for years was a missionary. Then she said, “You’re the most delightful person I’ve talked with all day!”

I said, “And I can say the same about you. I’m glad to have met another saint!”

That was fun!  Think I’ll do it again!

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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/  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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12 Responses to The Telephone

  1. Linda says:

    What a great idea! Never thought of that! I am going to give it a try.

  2. Kristy says:

    Amen Sister!!

  3. Florence says:

    I agree, that is a wonderful idea and a way to reach people. God Bless

  4. Frank King says:

    Kathleen; thanks for sharing. Some believers complicate the issue of being an ambassador for Christ. Your post is a good example of the fact that life provides all of us with a variety of platforms for sharing Christ.

    • Kathleen says:

      That is an excellent way to put it! Life itself DOES provide the platforms for sharing Christ. We just need to be alert to those opportunities around us!

  5. Cheryl says:

    This made me smile! I just love you & your ability to share Christ in every situation. 💖💜💟 You are special Kathleen….so thankful we met in Scottsdale. 😊

  6. Gloria H says:

    Kathleen, you’re an opportunist in service to the Lord, and that’s a good thing!
    We all get those marketing calls, and indeed it is a chance to speak up for the
    Lord’s cause. We can share the Word simply, offer to pray for a need, or bring
    a friendly word of encouragement…definitely an opportunity ready for the taking
    and bound to be a thrill for obedience to the Savior who’s waiting for our call too!

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