Saturday, December 07, 2013oddly quiet...
Usually, around this time of year, we see a fair number of people in the market; most of them attending various pre-Christmas parties. For some strange reason, the market was really quiet tonight. Both Pastor Tim and I had stretches where we didn't have anyone to preach the Gospel to. There was the occasional group of young people who walked by, but all and all, another really quiet night.
With the scarcity of souls downtown, we gave out very few Gospel tracts, and had but a couple of one-on-one conversations with sinners. Pastor Tim had a long conversation with a couple of young men who professed faith in Christ, but were in a bad way. The good preacher admonished the young men and prayed for them, right there on a street corner. Both men seemed quite happy to have met Pastor Tim tonight... I think all concerned saw the hand of the Lord in their "chance meeting". The Lord bless and help these young men.
The only conversation I had tonight was with a man who, after reading my John 3:16 Bible sign, nodded in agreement. I asked him if he believed the words he had just read. He said he did, and quickly told me he was an Orthodox Christian. He obviously knew I would have reservations about his profession of faith; he took off real quick after making his statement. The Lord save him from his religion... may he see that he needs the genuine Jesus.
I thank the Lord that so far, the nights haven't been too cold. I have all my winter gear on, and so far they've been doing the job. Hopefully, the Lord will give us street preachers a mild winter this year.
It's going to stop now... just not a whole lot to report, and I'm dead tired. It was midnight when I got home, and it's getting close to 2am right now.
Have a good weekend, dear readers.