It was early morning and I was cycling from Jackson’s Point to Lindsay today. About 65 km. It was a day of travel and I didn’t think I would have many opportunities to witness since I would be stopping a lot less. Nevertheless, I was hoping that I could get at least one salvation before the day was out…
I was riding east along Old Homestead Road and stopped in the small town of Brock along County Rd 12. I saw the most interesting sign. It was a sign in the shape of a guitar that read, unusual musical instruments this way… These signs were all through town so I had to stop to see what the fuss was all about! I arrived at the location of the store and it was a small house converted into a store.
I asked the owner what unusual instruments he had and he pointed to the wall of instruments. It was full of eclectic and vintage instruments he had collected throughout the years. Very cool I thought as I looked through his collection.
He was interested in where I was headed and I gave him my story. Well that is good for you but I’m an atheist. Oh I said. You don’t believe in God… No, I have no reason to he said. First thing that ran through my mind was why do we always need a reason? The bible mentions we should come to Jesus like little children. Little children are not full of expectations and doubts. Maybe you just had an opportunity yet! Sometimes the only thing standing in the way of getting closer to God is ourselves. I couldn’t imagine how my life would be if God wasn’t in it! I thanked him for showing me his collection and I went on my way!
I got on my bike and rode through the next town of Cannington. It was getting late and I needed supplies so I stopped at the Foodland for some groceries. Only 3 more hours of daylight left and I needed to get to Lindsay by then. I pulled my bike up to the front of the store so I could keep an eye on it while I shopped. I no sooner got to the back of the store and met up with a young girl who worked at the meat counter. She asked me where I was going on my bike. I told her my story and she was amazed.
She told me she was a catholic and that she never heard about having a personal relationship with Jesus. She asked me if I do services and plan for events before I come into each town. I told her I pray and ask Jesus to bring people to me and I will tell them that he loves him and about him. And I said today, “You are it!” Would you like for me to pray for you so you can get to know Jesus personally? She was all excited and said yes but you will have to come behind the meat counter to do that! No problem I said. I prayed the sinners prayer with her and encouraged her to seek Jesus in prayer each day and recommended a good Christian fellowship she could attend in Beavertown that would help her to grow in her relationship with Jesus.
As I walked out of the store I thought, isn’t it like The Lord to leave all good things to the last! When you think about it, as a Christian believer, we don’t receive eternal life until the end of our life! That is our hope as a believer.
18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 5:1
1 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.