For a week, I had been analyzing my efforts as a “fisher of men.” On Monday, I had gone out without my “bait” (tracts). I was frustrated that I did not have any with me for several people I chatted with as I shopped.
On Tuesday, I restocked my purse because I knew I had some errands to run. I did not give a tract to everyone I could have (or maybe even SHOULD have), but in the next two days I handed out at least eight tracts! It’s amazing how many little conversations can come up! I’ll save that for another post.
So, early on this past Wednesday morning, I was talking with Aisha, the receptionist at my dermatologist’s. (Three weeks ago, I had given her the DaVinci Code mini-magazine. Before I had left the office, she had called her boyfriend and told him about it. So, at the time, I gave her a second copy to give to him.)
I apologized for being late for my appointment, then I handed her a Gospel of John. “This is for you,” I said.
“Thank you!” she beamed.
“Have you ever read the Bible?” I asked.
“I went to parochial school when I was little,” Aisha explained. “We did Bible studies. I would like to study the Bible again, but it would have to be with someone I trust.”
She thanked me again for giving her the DaVinci Code mini-magazine and said she really liked it.
“I am keeping it. My best friend here at the office read it, too,” she explained.
I still need to slow down when fishing. Sometimes I am just casting bread on the water as I RUN my errands, but if I can actually wait around a bit with my hand on the line, I can discern a nibble. Aisha is definitely open and hungry for spiritual food. I have her phone number and e-mail address and she is interested in getting together.
I’ll keep you posted!