Yesterday, I went with my sister to her doctor’s appointment, a specialist who she doesn’t normally visit. My sister and me sat together in the waiting room. I began speaking to my sister about Jesus Christ revealed in John’s writing along with His revealing in the beginning of the Genesis writing.
The room was quite full, and there was an elderly couple sitting to my left in the row of seats against the wall. It wasn’t long into the conversation that the elderly gentleman said, “Did you say Genesis?” with an obvious eagerness. And I replied, “Yes, I did.”
This man began to tell me how that recently, people seem to be giving him bibles. Though, he sounded a bit frustrated, and he asked me where he should start reading. I told him, “John, the Gospel that John wrote.” I then told him why I suggested John’s writing. I made the comparison with example how Genesis starts with the days of creation, and also told him how John wrote the Gospel with using example of the same “In the beginning” also, and the next day and the next day.
I told him about the new creation in Christ. After that, this man began to tell me something with what seemed as an overwhelming frustration. He said there was someone from a certain institution of religion who told him that he could not get baptized, because he needed to study the bible for a few months first. He then went silent. I learned forward, and I told this man about the one baptism of Jesus Christ and what that baptism means. Right then, I sensed that this man who has never read the bible was nervous about reading it. And I told this man, ask Father to reveal Christ to you in that book of John. As you read, ask Him to reveal Himself to you. Only He can reveal Himself to you, just simply ask Him. Well, when I said that, this man sat straight up in his seat and smiled as big as I have ever seen a smile.
I sense that He knew more than he realized, only he didn’t have the words. He needed confirmation, and Father saw that he got it. He told me about this religion, and of a man who came to his house, and in such a way that he seemed quite distressed about the visiting man.
I couldn’t tell him what to do, and so, I told him about me. I told him that I do not believe in the religions, I believe in Jesus Christ. And I told him how I gather with other believers in homes. And wow, I got startled a little, because just as I finished my sentence, suddenly his wife jumped in the conversation with a whole lot of excitement, she seemed as though she was relieved of a great weight. She said, “God arranged for you to be right here, right at this time. He had you come here today for us. God did this!” She was absolutely elated. I looked at her face, she was so happy, happy by my sharing with her husband and her. Funny, I didn’t even speak to her, but him. At that time, I was going to say to him about some possibilities of water baptism, if that was on his heart. But just then, the nurse called us into the examining room.
I looked for them when I came out with my sister, but they were gone. Perhaps, they were called out, of the waiting room. So, that is how I met a brother and sister in Christ at a place that is suited just fine for such an encounter. Yesterday, Father did that.