This week I have had a wonderful result that started from this blogsite. It began months ago when a member of Crestview recommended to a somewhat skeptical friend that they needed to come and visit with me about their deep doubts about Jesus. The first step for them was to go to our website and begin reading this blog. This person was a journalist and loves the written word. In fact, I think one reason he came to see me was to give some commentary on my writing style. At any rate to the surprise of my guest we had a great visit. I shared some thoughts and some books and gave him plenty of space. There was a follow up visit and then suddenly he disappeared. In the last few days, he has resurfaced. Because of an accident and illness he is living temporarily with his parents nearly 200 miles from here. He called and said he just wanted to talk to me. In the talk he alluded to the help that the Lord was giving him. I asked him to allow me to pray for him. He was deeply moved by my prayer. He asked if he could call me “pastor” and pledged that if he can return to our area that he wants to enter the fellowship of our church. This morning I found a message about the deep blessing that my prayer for him had brought. I write this blog not only to celebrate the growing faith of my friend, but to share a deeply held conviction.
GOD IS DRAWING PEOPLE TO HIMSELF IN WAYS THAT I HAVE NOT OBSERVED IN NEARLY FORTY YEARS OF MINISTRY.