I Thank God For An Injured Opossum In Our Church Building
I believe God provides doors of opportunity every day for us to share the good news with others if we seek the doors he provides. Sometimes the doors that he opens are so strange.
The story that I am about to share with you is the door that God opened this morning for me. I went over to the office. I opened the door of the church building and noticed that one of the tiles had fallen through and an animal was curled up in the corner on the floor. I didn't know what it was at first. Being from the "big city" of Abilene, I knew the animal was wild and could possibly have rabies.
I called a man from our congregation, who called the city public works director who is a member of our church and does animal control. He came over to the building. He had with him a girl who was working a summer job and asking some questions about Jesus. She told me that she used to be Catholic, and was attending a Pentecostal church in town. A woman was coming through town claiming to be a prophet who had died and rose from the dead on the 3rd day.
The girl said the prophetess was going to tell the future about her life. I told the girl that I can tell you about a God who loves you more than you can begin to imagine. A real prophet named Jeremiah that tells us in his book that God wants "to prosper you, to give you a hope, and future." I had a good discussion with the girl about Jesus Christ, gave her an NIV Bible, and gave her some scriptures to read about false prophets.
She is a very smart girl, top of her class, NHS, etc. I told her to read the red letters of Jesus. I told her to think for herself and to read the passages I gave her. I invited her to church any time she would like to come she was welcome.
Later during his lunch break, the man from the city came over. He said, she was really thinking about Jesus Christ and was excited about the Bible I gave her.
I thank God for the opossum in our church building today. Have you ever seen strange doors of opportunity open before your eyes? Do you look for those doors of opportunity? Do we look so long at what we think might be the right kind of door that we miss the door right in front of us?
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