I was hanging out at the beach after a run last week. It was a beautiful evening, not a breath of wind and it was getting dark so the sky was warm and pink. I was trying to talk to God. Trying to listen. Listening isn’t always that easy. So instead I asked him stuff. About who He is and if he is really “out there” listening to me as I try to ramble off the events of my day. It seemed foolish. Thou shalt not question God. But seriously, don’t you ever wonder? Even if just for a split second.
So yes, there I am trying to take in the awesome night sky and the beautiful mountain which is slowly starting to light up and I know that on my heart it is written that He is God. That God will always be God. But I ask Him just to remind me.
So then this young man approaches me and asks if he could share something with me. Which turns out to be the gospel of Jesus Christ. I let him share his story before I confess my faith. I ask him a few questions. Why does he believe in God? How does he know God is real? What is truth? Perhaps these are questions I am trying to find answers to.
As I am hearing this young man share his heart with me I am faced with a question: am I going to choose that this man is a bit weird to share stories from his life with a total stranger and that this whole scenario is just “coincidence” or am I going to allow the Lord to speak to my heart, am I going to accept this as a miracle…its then that I realise, God, here I was a few minutes ago asking you to talk to me…to tell me something. And what does He say through this young man…he says that he is HERE with me, he encourages me, he surprises me. For 20 minutes I had fellowship with a young man called Craig, whom I will probably never see again. We talked about Jesus and what it means to follow His ways. We talked about the law and the Sabbath. Craig is a seventh day Adventist. And I leave with this amazing peace in my heart, that no matter what denomination we belong to, no matter our (foolish) opinions, no matter how well we know each other, we agree that our only Truth will ever be the Lord Jesus Christ