Today we picked up Ron and he came to church with us. We got him a gospel of John in larger type that he could see. He opened it up and was reading it in the car out loud as we drove to church. He read John 1:1-half of 19, then he flipped to ch. 4 and read 4:15-24. Then he stopped and I told him what the next two verses are and we talked about that.
What a blessing to watch as everybody came over to lovingly greet him, chat and say cheerful and encouraging things to him. He sang along and listened to the message from Matthew 5, “The sermon on the mount”. Then we all went to the fellowship time and a whole table full of brothers and sisters, who took a special interest in his situation, sat with him, talking to him and listening to him, ministering to him over coffee and refreshments. What a blessing to see the love and care. He appreciated the acceptance and kindness, he told me later.
We got lunch to go, then took him to the place he likes to hang out during the day, near the coffee shop. My husband and I were talking and he says it would be good if he got some help at a place like City Team, where he could get some long term practical help, support, and ministry. We are going to check into that tomorrow. I’m glad he has the gospel to read. It is so awesome, after seeing so much rejection in witnessing, to see someone with a humble heart, that has been prepared by God to hear the gospel.
For though the Lord is exalted, yet he regards the lowly; but the haughty He knows from afar. Ps.138:6.
God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. James 4:6.