By Claudia Koenig
We were at the Apple Store. A simply-dressed young girl who did not have tattoos or wear make-up was assigned to assist us. These days, this is unusual. Actually, I am not used to talking about Jesus to someone in this field who is neither dressed rather strangely nor has tattoos.
She was very clear in her explanation of the product we were purchasing. As she explained the function of it, I wondered if she would be ready for me to share the gospel with her. I kept waiting on the Lord to help me. I had no idea how to approach her about it. As there was no clear direction, I continued to wait.
Finally, there was a short time in which I could speak to her before others needed her service. I quickly asked her what her ethnic background was. We spoke a little about that. Then she asked me about mine, and we talked a little about that. Finding a little background about which we could talk opened the door for me to share Jesus with her. Her response was that she was Catholic. I told her that God was not looking at her religion, but at her heart.
She then began to talk about the recent hurricanes. I explained to her what that was all about biblically and that Jesus was drawing near in His return. She listened intently. For a couple of minutes, she was in deep thought about this. I waited, but she had to leave to help another customer. As I waited to continue my conversation, we were getting crowded with customers all around us. Now, I had no idea how I was going to talk with her again.
The product we were purchasing had a glitch, so she had to come back to work it out. Before she left, I drew near to her. She then focused her attention on me. Despite the crowd, it seemed as if no one was around. We faced each other, and I began to tell her about Jesus, His love for her, who He is, what He did, that He wanted her to know Him, and that He was the only way to heaven.
Her eyes filled with tears, as she held them back. I asked her if she would like to pray to make sure that she would be with Him in heaven. As I started to pray to lead her into salvation, she was a little hesitant. I said, “You can do this.” She looked into my eyes, and we prayed together as the crowd grew. Afterward, we hugged each other. She said, “I am so happy that I met you today! I am so thankful! Thank you. Thank you!”
“Abba Father, not only was she a little hesitant to pray, but so was I!”
“Jesus, I was not sure about this soul, nor how to approach her about You! But, I just had to! Your pursuit after souls is Yours, and I glory in Your salvation, Messiah!”
“Holy Spirit, You know whom God is drawing to Himself to know His Son. Thank you for putting that young girl in front of us and for helping me to talk and pray with her, because I didn’t know how things were going to go with the crowd there. But You took over the whole situation, as if no one was around. Thank You, Spirit of God.”
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. Psalm 46:5
Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Psalm 60:11
For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. Isaiah 50:7
Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: Acts 26:22
All scripture is KJV.