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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
THE JESUS STORY HITS IT BIG IN TEXAS
THAN THREE HOURS JESUS
WAS THE HIGHLIGHT...
...at Aldi’s, in a parking lot, at a
women’s fitness center, and in a bread store. Don’t miss the bread store
10:30 a.m. At Aldi’s
grocery store buying items for our church Christmas basket give-aways. A neat,
tall young man served me at the checkout.
From my well-supplied purse I pulled out the Jesus Story---in 16
languages on DVD. “Merry Christmas,” I told
him with a smile. “Here is a special gift for you…the Christmas Story for you
to enjoy.” He smiled back and took it seeming
very happy to get it.
10:40 a.m. Outside Aldi’s…pushing
cart to unload groceries at my car. I headed back to return my cart and get my
quarter back when I saw an Oriental looking lady leaving her car.
“Hi! Are you going to Aldi’s?”
“Would you like a cart?”
“Oh, I don’t want one. I don’t
have the quarter.”
“No… I want you to have mine.
Then you can collect the quarter for yourself when you are finished.”
Smiling and walking toward me. “Thank
you very much!”
I began to leave but then called
back to her. “Wait a minute! I have something for you. It’s the Christmas
Story. Merry Christmas! It is in Mandarin and Cantonese, as well as English and
She was surprised and readily
received the DVD.
I PRAY FOR EACH PERSON RECEIVING THESE CLEAR
PRESENTATIONS OF THE LIFE OF JESUS, FROM BIRTH TO RESURRECTION,
WITH AN ALTAR CALL AT THE END. LORD, SAVE THEM!
10:50 a.m. And now, as old
as I am… I still have been going to a ladies fitness center for exercise as
often as I can, so I don’t wind up stiff, and disabled. Bodily exercise does
profit at least a little!
And it was there as I was making
the rounds of the exercise circuit that I felt the Lord talk to me about a
certain lady there. She has some learning disability, but is so faithful to
exercise and show friendliness to everyone.
I told her I had something for
her when I was through and then gave her the Jesus Story DVD explaining that it
was in 16 languages so she could listen to all of them if she wanted to.
She was so excited that she went
around to every lady in the place and showed them the DVD with the large word
on the front, “JESUS,” exclaiming her thrill at getting it. Each lady looked at
it and made friendly comments.
Aha!!! This dear soul---unknown
to her--- was actually opening the way for me!
Next week I will bring enough of the DVD’s to give to each of them as Christmas
gifts!!! Thousands of people have been
saved as they see who Jesus really is. May many more find Him this Christmas Season.
11:15 a.m. Then… came the
part of my morning that thrilled me the most. We get really good bread from a
day-old bread store. Delicious rye with caraway seeds…yum...my favorite, then Cinnabon
thick, sweet, cinnamon bread, and little cherry and peach pies…all at low
prices! (No, I’m not on a diet!)
A lovely lady waited on me at the
counter and, you guessed it, I pulled out one more Jesus DVD and gave it to her
as a gift. She was elated and said she had been listening to the Christmas
story on her radio as she drove to work in the mornings.
The conversation led
to her enjoyment of certain Christian radio programs so I asked her,
did you become a Christian?” Her answer surprised me.
“Well, I’m getting there. I’m
almost there. I feel like ‘I’m getting closer. Maybe God sent you here.”
CAN YOU IMAGINE THE RUSH OF EXCITEMENT THAT BEGAN TO WHELM UP WITHIN
That’s what happens when a
witness and soul winner sees a tremendous door of opportunity open up before
them! I knew immediately that God had sent me to this store for this very
“What are you waiting for?”
“I don’t know,” she replied as
and earnestness swept over her face.
“How much longer do you think you should wait? Just look around you. Daily news points to
the soon coming of Jesus. Now is the time to settle things with God.”
“I know it,” she whispered,
staring intently at me and tears forming in her eyes.
I was so glad no one else was in
the store at that moment as the Lord helped me to pull this dear lady to the
point of decision.
“Why should you wait one more
day? Or even one more hour? Why don’t you make that commitment to the Lord
right now? I’ll pray for you.”
And without another word to her I
simply began to pray, using her name. “Dear Lord, reach down your hand to my
friend right now and draw her to salvation. Help her to turn to you with all of
her heart right now. In Jesus’ Name, I pray.”
She was wiping her eyes. “I’m
crying,” she sought to apologize.
“Wonderful! God is reaching down
to you right now. Did you pray with me?”
“Yes, I did.”
“Did you mean it with all your
“Yes I did. God sent you. I can’t
believe this is happening. Thank you. God was in this. He sent you to me.”
It’s hard to close a blog like
this in any other way than to say, “Thank you, Jesus, for what you did today,
for each one who received a salvation message, and for this friend who gave her
life to you today.”
“O Lord, thou art my God. I will
exalt thee. I will praise thy name; for thou has done wonderful things…”