The Invitation


My church hosts a musical every year around Christmas that shares the Gospel in a creative way.  (Anyone interested can still check out Truthical here tomorrow). This evening, I went to a satellite campus to watch the play.  I got there a bit early.

As I was retouching my make-up in the car before going into church, I saw a teenage boy wandering around in the parking lot.  Eventually, he sat on the curb and was engaging himself with his smart phone.  It all caught my attention.

So, before I headed into church, I invited him to come to the musical.  He said maybe he would.  I began walking toward the building, but I felt led to go back to him and say:

“Hey, I just wanted to tell you that if you decide to come in, look for me.  I will be saving you a seat.”

He said okay.  Then, I walked toward church.

Right before the service, guess what?  The teenage boy found me, and he sat by me during the whole musical.  I could tell God was getting his attention.

After the service I got to pray for him and his mom and family, and I encouraged him to come back again sometime with his family. It was all so pretty amazing.

We never know how a little seed can change the course of someone’s life.  God says in His Word in Isaiah 55:11:

…so is My Word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

That verse reminds me that Jesus is in control of what happens with His message. All I’m required to do is obey Him and be a vessel that helps another hear His Truth.

God also tells us in His Word a very practical way that we can grow in wisdom.  It’s by winning souls for Jesus Christ.  He says in Proverbs 11:30:

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

I learned tonight that the teenager who attended the musical is already saved in Christ.  Praise God!  I do believe God moved in his life also tonight to begin considering salvation for other members of his family, like his mom.  So, seeds were sown for deeper truth and revelation in this young man’s life that will touch his whole family in the days to come.  I believe it.  Afterall, isn’t that what God had someone do for me and my family?

I’m so glad I listened to the still, small voice.  God is always inviting others into His House.


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