I was out running errands yesterday and had transactions with three different people. Actually four, but one I learned had already put her faith and trust in the Lord.
I carry “Steps to Peace With God” in my purse and leave them at restaurants etc., but I decided to practice some personal contact with these people before I left them with a booklet.
It felt awkward, and I spoke words I don’t normally say because I am not used to this kind of dialogue, but it didn’t take long to figure out what might work.
The most moving response I got was after I had stood in line for about 10 minutes waiting for a cashier. I prayed and asked the Lord what I might say. I also asked Him for what she needed to hear.
I waited until our transaction was over. I asked her name, introduced myself and told her it was good to meet her. I then said, “I just want to tell you that God loves you, and no matter what you have done in your life, He is ready to forgive you.” I then gave her a booklet and told her she might want to read it later.
Her face dropped, I saw vulnerability, and some embarrassment. The Lord let me see the power of simply sharing truth with the dying world. A seed was planted, one more soul who might perish for lack of knowledge of the truth has been given an opportunity to make right their relationship with God.