(April 21, 2017)
Stuff piles up when I’m heading out of town. And sigh! There are not enough hours in a day to prepare. Can you relate?
I zipped my suitcase and turned to hubby. “Ugh…didn’t have time for a pedicure. I guess I’ll take care of that when I get there.”
But I didn’t have to do that because the Chinese lady seated beside me on the airplane took care of that.
As is my habit to talk to anyone seated beside me, I began chatting with her. I asked her a ton of questions and often I had to ask her to repeat what she said because her lovely accent got a bit heavy at times.
Then it was her turn. “So, you totally blind?” No sight?” she said.
“Ah!” she said, then paused. “Why you so happy when you cannot see?”
But before I answered, she asked, “And where is your husband, in other seat?”
“No, I travel alone.”
Her gasps of admiration made me smile. And with no hesitation, I shared my journey of the power of Christ in me.
Then my boldness died down a bit. And as we sat in silence for a long while. In my heart, I asked the Lord, “Should I present her an opportunity to invite Jesus into her own life?”
He didn’t give me an answer. Then I decided that if she said something to me first, that would be God’s sign for me to go ahead.
Silence. More silence. Then she tapped my arm, “Excuse me, I go to bathroom.”
That was my sign. When she came back, I asked, “Would you like to do what I did and invite Jesus into your heart?”
“Maybe,” she said.
I turned to face her. “Does that mean yes?”
“Yes,” she said.
The moments that followed played God’s sweet symphony of His plan in action—a life in a new direction. A heart that embraced the Good News. And a stranger who is now the daughter of the King.
Full joy, complete satisfaction, and delight burst in me. And my feet didn’t need a pedicure anymore because Paul said: “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” Romans 10:14-15
Father, bring into my life more opportunities to share the Good News, to guide others to a saving knowledge of who You are, and give me boldness to tell all of your goodness. In Jesus’ name, amen.
What path are your feet taking you on lately?
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