Even when I am doing nothing and seem unwilling to 'do anything', God is always working. Case-in-point. I was in Walmart this afternoon waiting to buy a(n) money order and reading a book. (Not unusual because it is always crowded there and it was a payday.) On with my story. The gentleman behind me and the lady behind him, wait.... Let me just go with the young man first. The young man asked me, " What are you reading?" It was the third book from the Left Behind series "Nicolae", and I closed the book so he could see the cover. For a bit we talked about the concept of the book and series and he said he had just started reading the bible, starting in Genesis. That was a starter point to current and world events. From what I gather he was looking at such things and wondering, what does it mean? He is searching for the truth. I asked him about Jesus and salvation and what he thought it all meant. We talked a little more and I encouraged him to start reading the book of John and the gospels and he said he would. During the conversation I am silently praying to God that I would say the right words and I believe that I did. I offered to give him my number and said he could call me if he had any question. He did not, but that is OK. I know that we will see each other again.
Now as for the lady standing behind him, when I mentioned Jesus and salvation, she looked toward us and stepped closer, I guess to hear the conversation. I am not sure of her motives ,but, I would like to see the positive side and assume that she too was searching for truth. However, I failed to ask the young man his name to personalize the conversation, but I am more than comforted by the fact that God knows who he is and I will add him to my prayer list.
Someday I would like to address him in a future blog with the expectation of him having become a born-again believer in Jesus Christ. Glory to God.