Fishing Pier Adventure

We live in a beach community that has a long fishing pier. We enjoy walking out on the pier and watching the excitement of a fisherman bringing in his catch. Naturally, I always bring along a few Jesus booklets or tracts to share as the opportunity arises.

Last week while walking with a friend, I noticed a young man sitting by his fishing rod while reading.  As we passed behind him, I glanced over his shoulder and could see he was reading what appeared to be Arabic or Farsi on his cell phone.

I quickly dug into my belt bag and pulled out a booklet entitled,  Jesus & The Quran.   Holding the booklet so he could see it, I said:  “Excuse me, we are sharing the good news about Jesus.  Would you be interested in reading this?”

His eyes lit up!  “I am a Muslim!  I believe in Jesus!  Yes, I would very much like to read this.  Thank you!”

He immediately opened it and began reading. We smiled as we walked away, praying that God would open his heart to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Later in reflection, I wondered how I was able to see so clearly what the young man was reading on his cell phone.  Typically, the bright sun makes it more difficult to see a cell phone, especially from a distance.  I then realized that God did it!  He wanted that man to come to the knowledge of the truth.  He allowed me to see what normally would be impossible to see!  Oh, how God loves us!

  • You may be interested in reading  Jesus and the Quran yourself!  Check it out here:  https://www.christianbook.com/jesus-and-the-quran-tracts-25/joseph-gudel/9781682161456/pd/86493#CBD-PD-Description
  •  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

JOHN 3:16-18Arrangement and music 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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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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4 Responses to Fishing Pier Adventure

  1. Your God-ordained spiritual encounters are ALWAYS a true blessing and inspiration. Keep shining for Jesus, dear sister in Christ! 🙂

  2. Cheryl Burdon says:

    I love when God uses us for his purpose!

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