Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Day 104- Walk Talk

In a Wal-Mart parking lot, I ran into a guy named Jeff. Jeff was wearing a tall stocking cap filled with dreadlocks. His beard was rolled into two very long locks, and he was wearing dark sun glasses. Jeff is from the Caribbean. His accent made him a little hard to understand, but his love for the Lord was quite visible. To start a conversation, I told him that I liked his beard. I then created a spiritual conversation by asking him if his dreadlocks represented any type of religious conviction. Jeff described himself as a follower of Jesus. He was saved shortly after arriving to the United States. He always enjoyed talking about religion, and through his neighbor, heard the gospel multiple times. What was neat about Jeff's testimony was that after hearing the gospel, he saw Christians actually living biblical principles. He told me that there are professing Christians in the Caribbean, but most were "lukewarm." Because others were practicing what they preached, Jeff was confident that their faith was real! As I drove away I thought about how faith comes by hearing. His neighbor shared the gospel. I was also reminded that I am a representative of Christ and people are watching.

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