No Chance Encounter
One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. John 1:40-41
Andrew heard the preaching. God’s Word affected his heart. John the Baptist was preaching in the wilderness and Andrew was there the day that John Baptist met Jesus. As Jesus walked towards John, John cries out: “Behold the Lamb of God!” Andrew is beside himself. This is the One he has been waiting his whole life for. His parents, grandparents and people even further back were hoping for this moment when the Lamb of God would be revealed.
Andrew did not keep this news to himself. He finds his brother Peter, and tells him about seeing Jesus. He specifically found his brother to tell him this good news. This meeting Jesus was no accident. God was orchestrating these events. Peter meets Jesus later on and becomes a fisher of men. He goes on to be one of the greatest preachers and writer of several New Testament books. It all started with Andrew. Peter meets Jesus, and the “rest is history.”
I wonder, would God save others if we would talk to them about Jesus? Since there are no “chance encounters” with God, it seems that the Lord would bless your efforts to bring people to Jesus. They may trust Christ. They may reject Him. But the choice is theirs. We need to be more like Andrew and find specific people and tell them about Jesus.
Are you excited for this Spring season? I am looking forward to our mission confernece in just a few days. With all the tracts our church has been handing out, I am happy to say that we have had several new visitors that God has sent to our church. This is no accident. With our Teen WAR youth meeting coming up, we hope to hand out nearly 5000 invitations. The Gospel will be given and teens will trust Jesus. And then Resurrection Sunday. Easter will be here and we are praying for a harvest of people to trust Jesus and start a faith walk with us at Wilton Baptist Church.
You can be a part of all of this. Please pray. Please keep handing out tracts as part of our tract month. Please invite a specific person to sit with you at church on Easter Sunday. There will be another Apostle Peter, but the person you bring to meet Jesus could become a Christian, and in turn see many others trust Christ in their life and ministry.
Since there are no “chance encounters” lets do all we can to bring people to Jesus. I am praying for a spiritual renewal at WBC and a spiritual awakening in our region. Will you pray along with me for this?