My wife and I are in the process of moving into our apartment and we have interactions with different people everyday. Yesterday a man came to put up our blinds. I met the young man at the door. He was a stocky man about my height with a shaved head and a heavy accent. I invited him in and he took off his jacket to reveal two arms full of tattoos. My first thought was, “how will I begin a conversation about the Gospel with this guy?” The door immediately opened after he shared that he is from Israel (the name “Isaac” hinted that). I told him that we were honored to have him in our home. He looked at me in a strange way and asked, “Why?”. I shared that it is because he is from the Holy Land and from God’s chosen people. After saying this he opened up to us completely. He had been raised in a Talmudic school in Israel as an ultra orthodox Jew, well versed in the Old Testament. We talked a lot about the Word of God. He told me that he would like to help me in my study of Hebrew. He is not a Christian but I feel that we will work on that in the future.
As that conversation was ending (because he had finished his work) a new worker came in to hook up the phone line. He also had an accent so I began to converse with him about where he was from. We came to find out that he was from Africa. He asked us what we wanted as a password for our Internet we told him “Jesus”. He asked how to spell the name and we told him, immediately asking did he know who Jesus is. He said yes because he is a Muslim. Next we had to set our username so we chose “Jesus is Lord”. He had to repeat the phrase several times. We invited him over and his response was, “why?”. We told him that we just wanted to have dinner with him. He agreed and gave us his number. We are praying for him and Issac, that God would open their eyes to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Never miss an opportunity to share the Gospel.