“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.” (1 John 5:20 KJV)
A few days ago, we needed to look into a service to be done in our home. After calling several companies, I finally settled on the one that I thought would give good service and be very careful to protect against the coronavirus.
The owner of the company came by to take a look at things and give us an estimate of what it would cost for the service. He was kind, friendly, and a good communicator. He came wearing a mask and ready to get to work.
I am not strong enough in body yet to take on any household work, so my husband and I had to schedule the service to be done at a certain pace. My husband escorted the man around the house to give him a good idea of the service we would have to plan for. After he was done, my husband and he had a good talk about all that was needed. I thanked the man for taking the time and effort to come.
Before I could think, out of my mouth came, “What faith do you practice?”
“I am a Catholic. But I don’t go to church or anything,” he responded.
“God is not about a religion. He is about what is in your heart. He is a personal God. I know that, as a Catholic, you know that Jesus is the Saviour of the world, but He wants to be your personal Saviour. Have you ever asked the Lord to be your personal Saviour? He is the only way to Heaven. There is no other way.”
“No. I know that He is the Saviour, but I have never asked Him to be my personal Saviour. No, I have not. I would not know how to do that.”
“Would you like for me to pray with you to ask Him?” I asked.
Without hesitating he responded, “Yes, I would.”
He closed his eyes, bowed his head, and prayed, asking Jesus to be his personal Saviour. He confessed with his mouth and believed in his heart that Jesus had died and had risen again. He confessed his sins at His cross and gave his life to Jesus.
After we finished praying, he thanked me. We talked about the Bible, and he said that he would get one and start reading it. My husband was standing beside him. “Would you like to pray for him?” I asked my husband.
“Yes.” My husband prayed God’s care and blessings for him, his family, and his business and prayed for his life to grow in his relationship with Jesus and in reading His Word. The man was very appreciative and thanked us again and again. We rejoiced with him.
“Father in heaven, in my weakness, I didn’t think that I could get through that service visit, much less talk to this man about Your Son. Jesus, how is that before I can even think, the Spirit of God is opening my mouth to tell about You and helping me get through that visit? Messiah, I don’t know when You will use my life to speak of You. I don’t know when someone will believe in You and be saved. I simply don’t know, but You know. It is not in my knowing. It is in You, the Saviour of souls. What is there to know, except that the person standing in front of us may perish? We must tell the truth. We who know You know the only way to eternal life—YOU, JESUS!”