By Claudia Koenig
We were boarding our flight to Australia 12 days ago. The fight attendant, who was serving us, was very professionally dressed, attentive and sweet. She appeared to be Asian. I wondered if this was the soul that God would save.
We settled in our seats and set our hearts on what God was going to do as He took us to Australia to tell about Israel and His Son.
I went to the restroom but had to wait beside the galley because it was occupied. The attendant was sitting in a seat by the galley. I asked her about her airline career. She said that she had just started and that usually one had to work for several years before assigned to an international flight. She was delighted! She told of her business degree and her personal travel experiences to remote Spanish speaking countries.
Her love, interest and compassion to travel to villages where the less fortunate people lived drew my attention. My thought was that her heart desires had to be for the Lord, not just for her own interest. So, I took the opportunity to tell her about the Messiah.
I told her that it was God who had put this interest and compassion in her heart and that He wanted her to know who He is. I told her that He wanted her heart to travel to these areas and to meet these people for a work for Him.
I told her that God had a greater plan for what He for her. I said that her decisions for her education, career, and travel were not all that there was to life. I shared with her that there was a God in heaven and that He had a Son. I told her who He is and what He did for the sins of whole world. I told her that the greatest decision that she had to make was to acknowledge God and His Son and decide where she wanted to spend eternity.
She said, “I love listening to you.” I asked her if she wanted to know God and be sure that He was the One working in the plan that He had for her life and not her. She said that she would. I asked her if she wanted to pray to believe in His Son, Jesus and live out her life for His glory. She said that she would.
We prayed. This young airline attendant gave her life to Jesus. Her smile was so big! She thanked me and said, “It has been the greatest thing to meet you and have this talk with you.” I said, “You are now on your way to serve the King! He will now guide you and lead you to where He wills and accomplish His plan in your life. It will be more blessed than you could think or imagine!”
I knew that I had to leave her for a while and let her soak in what the Holy Spirit was doing in her heart, so I went back to my seat.
I needed to talk with her again about the Bible. I asked the Lord to bring her to us. I waited on Him. Soon she was near our seats. I stood up and she drew near to us. I told her where to start reading the Bible and that God would reveal Himself and talk with her through His Word.
During the rest of the flight she had a calmness and peace. Her smile was ever so joyful! It was beautiful!
“Abba, Father, What thoughts You have toward man, that You would stretch out Your hand to save a soul in whatever circumstance you place us in. When I least expected it, Your loving kindness was drawing this young woman to believe in Your Son.”
“Messiah, did you not call us to leave all behind and You would make us fishermen of men. Are You not still calling us to the same today? Are You not the still the same Yesterday, Today and Forever!”
Holy Spirit, what would we do without Your help and power to tell of the Living God? Are You not, the One who fills us with Living Water, Jesus so that others may drink of Him?”
“Abba, I cry out to You! Don’t take us from this earth, without saving souls as we wait for Your return. Save Souls, Messiah!
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. - 1 John 4:14
And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. - Mark 1:17
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: - Ephesians 1:11
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. - 2Peter 3:9
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; - Titus 2:13