A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Modern mankind can go anywhere, do everything and be completely curious about the universe. But only a rare person now and then is curious enough to want to know God.
We do not thank God enough for seeking us and finding us and making it possible for us to say to His invitation: “Jesus, I come!”
I have meditated often on the Holy Spirit’s quiet dealing with the heart of this untaught lad when I was only seventeen. We had a neighbor—I only knew him as “Mr. Holman”—and I had heard that he was a Christian.
One day we happened to be walking on the sidewalk together, and he said, “I am glad to have a chance to talk with you. I have been wondering if you are a Christian?”
I told him, “No, I am not a Christian. But I thank you for asking and I am going to give it some serious thought.”
After that, I heard a man preaching on a street corner. He quoted Jesus’ invitation, “Come unto Me,” and the sinner’s prayer, “Lord have mercy on me!” Those were the two things that bumped me into the kingdom of God. Sometimes it takes a very little word to stir an unnoticed desire for God and His truth!
Lord, I pray that today I will take advantage of opportunities to ask someone about the status of his spiritual life.