We are all familiar with this phone call. It's the never ending maze that we have to find our way through just to get some information. For me, this call ended up lasting about an hour and a half. Not because I was on hold waiting for my call to be answered in the order it was received, but because I had the chance to share the gospel with the person on the other line.
I was pleasantly surprised when I spoke to Diondre. He was cordial and helpful and actually seemed enthusiastic to give me the information that I needed. I was sure he was a believer, and after complimenting him on his service, I asked. He gave me the answer that I have been hearing more and more these days. He respects all religions and all walks of life but has not come to any solid conclusions for himself. I asked him if he was raised with any particular religion and he said that he was raised in the Christian church. Upon asking him why he did not continue with his church he gave these three reasons:
- The hypocrisy of the church
- Authenticity of the bible
- Christianity claiming to be the only way to heaven
By the end of the conversation there was no certainty that he was persuaded, but I did give him the challenge of reading the book of John on his own by sincerely asking God to reveal Himself through the pages. He said he would read it but that he couldn't promise me that he would read it right away. I told him that I would be praying and asking the Lord to send him another indication that it is He that is ultimately seeking to woe Diondre to Himself. Diondre reassured me that if he saw another sign that he would be compelled to read.
Lord, I pray that you would send another sign to Diondre to show him that You are seeking him. Please give him that change of heart that can only come from You to seek You. And may he find You in the pages or Your scripture.