Monday, September 5, 2011

No Tract, No Time

My sister Jody and I had a list of things to get at the store for an anniversary celebration at her church. After making sure we had everything we got in line.

Although it seemed like the longest line, Jody insisted this was the line she wanted.

"Why this line?" I asked her, knowing we were in a hurry.

"I like this guy, he's autistic", she told me.

I observed Dave as he checked out the people in front of us.

"He repeats everything three times." Jody whispered.

Dave was very careful and thorough with each item. But he was also pretty quick. He did repeat everything. As he sorted and bagged our items I realized that I had already given out my last gospel tract!!!! Ahhhhhh!!!! There would be no chance to speak with him for any length of time! Now what? I prayed the Lord would help me!

"Thank you very much, thank you very much, thank you very much." Dave said.

"Dave, if you died today would you go to heaven?". The question seemed to throw him off a moment. He seemed to be thinking.

"I think I would, yes", he said only once.

"Are you good enough to get in?"

"Uhm.... Yes, I think I am." He was taking this seriously.

"Do you have internet access?"

"Yes, I do."

"After you get off tonite go to and take the test."

He repeated the website name three times. Probably for the benefit of the people right behind us. "Oh, it's a test!". He was excited.

"Be honest when you take it, you may be surprised."

"Ok, thank you very much, thank you very much, thank you very much."

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lord for giving me the right thing to say!!