By Claudia Koenig
A girlfriend of mine met a young woman who was a Christian. She was living in a very small space of an apartment and was in much need of someone’s friendship. My friend asked me to join her to go to this young woman’s home to clean it and encourage her. So, we did.
The young woman had just had a baby. She was unmarried and in a very lonely situation. My girlfriend talked with her and helped her to take an optimistic view through having Christ in her life. The young woman listened, but looked so alone.
I didn’t interfere with their conversation. I simply observed as we cleaned and organized this young woman’s home.
When we finished and left her home, all I could think of was this young woman’s heart for her newborn child and her face that looked so lonely.
The next time I heard about this young woman and her situation was again through my girlfriend. She called me and said, “The father of the young woman’s child is on his way to see her. You have to come. You have to win him to Jesus!” I didn’t know what to say. She speedily came to pick me up and drove hurriedly to this young woman’s home.
When we arrived and parked in the parking lot, there was the father of the child. My girlfriend opened the car door on her side and said, “Hurry, Claudia, you have to get to him now, before he sees her! She’s a Christian. He is not! You have to do this!”
All seemed so unusual, but what could I do? The next thing I knew, my friend was pulling me by the hand and pushing me right in front of him! My friend said to him, “We are friends of your girlfriend. You have to listen to my friend right now!”
He’s a very tall, young man. Before I could even focus on his face, I asked him if he knew Jesus as his Savior. He said that he didn’t. I said, “Well, your girlfriend does. I think that you should too. Would you care to pray right now to believe in Him and then both you and your girlfriend will know Jesus?” He said, “Yes, I would.” Before you knew it, we were praying and he was giving his life to Christ through a stranger in the parking lot.
I then told him, “You have to make things right before God and your girlfriend and marry her.” The next thing I heard, they were married, going to church, and living a right relationship and life together.
“Abba, Father, thank you for my girlfriend who wanted to see this young man saved before he had anything to do with the young woman who had given birth to their child before marriage.”
“Jesus, no mistake is too big for You when given to you and made right before You and man. Thank You, Lord, that my friend did not judge the young man, but wanted to see him saved. Her love for both of them was greater than the situation.”
“Holy Spirit, thank you for helping me not to think of what was going on in the situation and for putting me face to face with a lost soul, whom God had already chosen to belong to His Son, so that two souls would live out a life knowing Jesus.”
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Matthew 22:39
Judge not, that ye be not judged. Matthew 7:1
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: John 15:26
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:13
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 2 Thessalonians 2:13