“For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” (Isaiah 41:13 KJV)
The young woman behind the cashier area was wearing a black mask. I placed my grocery items on the counter. Lord, please help me tell her about You. I looked at her nametag. Her name meant “sweet.”
“Is that your name or nickname?”
“It’s my real name,” she said, smiling.
I chuckled. “Everyone gets a taste of your personality when they say your name.”
“Yes,” she said, laughing.
“What is your last name?” I could not figure out what nationality she was after she said it.
“You have two attention getting names. It must be fun for others to call you by name.”
“Yes, it is.”
Holy Spirit, what do I say to start the conversation about Jesus? I looked into her eyes. I had to get to the point before customers came. “What do you think about what is happening due to the virus?”
“I don’t know what to think. I am scared.”
“I don’t know what is going to happen. And I have a nine-month-old baby.”
“I can understand.” Her eyes saddened.
She worked very anxiously as she rang up the groceries while we continued our conversation. “Who is caring for your baby while you are at work?”
“My husband no longer has a job. I am the only one working now. He takes care of our baby, and his mother helps him.”
“It is a blessing to have family care for your sweet child.”
“Yes, I am very thankful.”
“Would you like for me to share with you why this virus has happened?”
“Yes, tell me.”
“It is because the Son of God, Jesus, is coming again. This is a sign. And there will be more signs.”
She glanced into my eyes. “I have heard of this.”
“You need to be ready for His return. Do you think that you may want know Jesus as your personal Saviour and be assured that no matter what happens, you will be in heaven?”
She thought for a moment. “Yes, I do.”
“Would you like for me to pray with you now? There are no customers around us.”
“Are you ready to believe in Him?”
“Yes, I am ready.”
She finished ringing up the groceries and then stood still to pray.
She looked straight into my eyes as we prayed. She believed in Jesus as her personal Saviour, thanked Him for His love for her, confessed her sin, asked Him for His forgiveness at His cross, and gave her life to Him to be used for His glory.
We both said, “Amen.”
She was so excited. Her eyes were beaming with relief and joy. “Thank you! Thank you!”
“You don’t have to be scared any more. Jesus will care for you, your sweet baby, and your husband.”
“Thank you! Thank you!”
“We praise the Lord! It was very nice meeting you.”
“Oh, it was so good to meet you too.”
I walked around the counter and stood at a distance from her so my husband could take a photo of us. I looked into her eyes one more time. The Holy Spirit was filling her with Jesus. She was at peace.
“Abba, Father, what a simple, sweet few minutes those were. Jesus, this young woman was so excited to receive You as her Saviour and know that You will care for her and her family. There may be an invisible virus on this earth, but Your invisible Holy Spirit is on this earth reaping souls. May our spiritual eyes be open to see what you are after, Lord—souls!”