How did I get to that room? She was the friend of one of our church member's neighbor (Yes, I know that is a bit confusing.). As she approached death she was full of fear and asked to speak to a pastor, but this family knew of no pastor to call. However, the friend knew her neighbor was a Christian and she called him and he called me. That started the ball rolling.
I had the honor and privilege of sharing the Gospel with this woman and leading her in a prayer to receive new and eternal life through Jesus. Although she could not speak back to me, I could tell through her tears and her gaze that something got through. She died less than five minutes after we prayed. I don't know for sure if she received Christ or not, but I sure hope and pray she did.
- Evangelism is everyone's work, not just the expert's job. Everyone has a role to play.
- Most people are led to Christ through several links in a divine chain of relationships and encounters with Scripture and truth. Oftentimes the different people and events have no direct connection or even awareness to one another. The only common link is the unseen Holy Spirit directing the process.
- Our primary job as Christians is to lovingly plant seeds of the Gospel that point to Jesus, not try to "hard sell" the Gospel as if it all depended upon our words and actions right at that moment.