Yesterday I had the opportunity to go to lunch with a gentleman I used to work with at Greyhound. We had talked about the Lord in the past and I had left him with a Bible tract (The New Birth by Paul Levin). Soul winning should be a part of our daily walk in our secular jobs (although I have to confess I could have done a much better job).
He had indicated he had trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour after going home that night with the Bible tract. I did not have much interaction with him after that encounter, mainly due to the nature of the job (driving all over the place). I left my secular job at Greyhound right before Thanksgiving.
I took the opportunity right before Christmas to wish all my former Greyhound coworkers a Blessed Christmas (including this gentleman) via text message. He asked what I was up to. I told him I had gone back into full time ministry.
When he contacted me two weeks ago to discuss “some issues” in his life, since I told him I had gone back into “the ministry,” I assumed he wanted to discuss them from a Biblical perspective. I told him I would be happy to take him out to lunch and sit down with a Bible and discuss his issues with him.
We finally hooked up yesterday, and after we started talking it became immediately evident that he had never trusted Christ as his Saviour. I listened to what was going on in his life, and turned the conversation to the Lord and soul winning. He acknowledged he was a sinner, had a need for a Saviour and that he had never trusted the Lord as his personal Saviour. Before he left to go home, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour! Praise the Lord!
(Luke 15:7 – I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.)
I told him we offered free Bible correspondence courses and he said he wanted to sign up and start taking them.
Proverbs 11:30 – The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.