Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sunday Fishing-Part 1

Diana is a teacher, which means she gets the summer off and since she loves to fish as much as I do…we went fishing on Sunday! We decided to go to an outdoor shopping center. We began dropping tracts in the parking lots while we made our way over to the movie theatre.

When we got there we spotted two young men, each sitting alone. She took Matt and I talked with Chaz. This young man listened carefully and was very honest. I left him with a Good Person booklet and he indicated that this was important enough that he would be talking to God later this evening.

Diana was having another conversation with two girls. Both listened carefully as she gave them the Good Person test. Elizabeth failed it and was very disturbed, her eyes held back tears. Her friend Tabitha said she was a Christian and Elizabeth looked shocked, as if she had never heard this before. Diana asked Tabitha where she thought Elizabeth would go if she died this day. She looked disturbed as she said, “Hell”. When we finished, Elizabeth promised not to wait but to make things right with God. 2Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…” in this case it did a little bit of all.

Suddenly we were set upon by two uniformed security officers. Officer H. told us that since we were on private property we would have to stop “soliciting” immediately. He told us to go over to Wal-Mart, that they didn’t mind this sort of thing. We all knew he was just trying to get rid of us but we were obedient and thanked him.

We made our way over to Wal-Mart and began dropping crumpled bill booklets in the parking lot. As we went up the rows we met a gal who was loading the passenger side of her truck. I gave her a $1M and she laughed. I started talking to her and she made a joke and said, “She’s the one who needs to hear this-she’s really had it rough!” as she pointed to her friend making her way toward us. Diana quickly said, “I’ll get her” and walked toward her. I continued to talk and the friend joined us on the other side of the truck. I gave them both the test and “Pam” stopped making jokes. Her friend meanwhile had stopped unloading and put her forehead down on the side of the truck bed, as if she were really bothered by what was being said. They both remained quiet as the gavel of the Law came down.

They did not argue as they were condemned to Hell. When they learned of why Jesus came to die they were silent. I handed “Pam” a Good Person booklet and went around the truck to give her friend one. She never raised her head from the truck but she held out her hand to receive the booklet. We noticed that after they got into the truck they stayed there for quite a while before leaving.

Hebrews 4:12 For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing apart of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Oh, how awesome to watch it at work!

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