Yesterday I thought about stopping by McDonald’s for a burger and some fries. As I stood in line a fellow behind me starting talking to me. To be honest, I didn’t want to talk to him. He was homeless and it was hard for me to understand him.  This fellow kept talking and never asked for anything. Finally, I got my bag and wanted to get out as quick as I could. As I looked back he was standing there just looking around. I walked back to the counter and asked if he had ordered any food. He had not ordered anything, so I asked him if he was hungry and wanted something to eat. He told me that he would love a burger, so I bought him a meal.

I felt guilty that I had not acted sooner. I struggled with doing the right thing. God has blessed me and he wanted me to share those blessings. Before I left this fellow found me and said, “Mr. Braswell, thank you. You’re a good man. I’m sure I’ll see you in heaven.” I thanked him and assured him that I hoped to see him there as well.

After my work day had ended I had a chance to talk with a fellow about heaven. He told me that he been a good man his whole life and wanted to go to heaven when he died but was not sure he was going to make it. We talked about Jesus and faith. He had never heard those those things before. He told me that I had given him something to think about. He was not convinced that salvation was as simple as putting your faith in Jesus Christ. Our talk was a good one. I hope I will get a chance to share the gospel with him again.

What do you share with others? I’m not talking about your friends or family. What do you share with those who can not give you anything back in return? That’s something to think about!

1 Comment on Sharing …

  1. Deb says:

    Sam,

    Those are powerful stories you have shared. They illustrate the importance of being Jesus’ hands and feet.

    It is unbelievable that someone has not heard about Jesus and faith. Reading this is a reminder that we should all be attuned to the possibility that we will meet others similarly situated.

    Deb