Put in a little work for Jesus after work today. Rush hour. Some good conversations. Some genuine connections. It was fun. Talking to the many souls passing by. Young and old. The nice people and the hard living ones. Families and folks coming from work. Yelling a few strong verses. Across traffic and into the hearts of men. Scattering the good word of God.
La palabra de Dios es fuerte.
De nambre de Jesus es mercicordia.
I wasn’t there long before a African American sister took up the cause. She heard John 3:16 and She started shouting and dancing. All I did was feed her some one liners. “Jesus takes away sins. His grace is sufficient. Jesus breaks the chains if addiction.” Then she’d shout at the passers by, “Jesus is coming! Get your heart right!” Such Joy. It was very effective. Lots of foot traffic too. Hundreds heard the name of Jesus with faith and rejoicing and mercy. Her bus came and off she went. Happy. She said her name was Shirley. as she was leaving I kept saying. “Surely he will bless you. Surely he will deliver you. Surely he will raise you up!”
Then it started raining. I was thinking rain never stopped you from going to the liquor store. I was tired but that never stopped me either. So what.
When I think about this stuff it’s really warms my heart. I mean, i just tell people what Jesus did for me. How I owe him that much. Sometimes it’s deeper. So there’s the occasional hater and scoffer. I tell them about the cross and sin and the power in Jesus name. it’s the least I can do. They seem to understand. I told the lady today. I know shame and this ain’t it.