Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Shepherd's Arm--A Park Bench

Years ago, my friend sat on a park bench. She wasn’t thinking about God. My friend didn’t consider God in her life—ever. She had been raised in an agnostic home. Intelligent and philosophical she lived her life.

Then the wind blew a piece a paper right into the lap of my agnostic friend. It was a tract that spoke of the love of Christ. It stated, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV) The sun shone bright, but the light in my friend’s heart sparkled even brighter. The words of nonsense—became words of eternal knowledge. The plan of God made sense to her.

That day an agnostic on a park bench became a child of God for all eternity. Sounds too simplistic—doesn’t it?

The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple.
(Psalm 119:130 NIV)

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