That I May Know Him

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. ~ 1 John 5:20 (KJV)

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29

Monday, March 06, 2006

The Saga Goes On

I told you Jeffrey asks me every Monday about church!

Today was no different. He was having late lunch in the kitchen at 2 pm. I went in, not knowing he was in there, to get a glass of water. We struck a conversation. *By the way, Mondays are great for witnessing. When you are asked about your weekend, you mention church and Score!*
Which of course Jeffrey asked. And the "how was church?" came in. But this time, he asked about the sermon. The morning preaching was on the simplicity that is in Christ (2 Corinth 11:3). Sunday morning preaching is usually a salvation message.

The evening preaching was on vanity (Ecclesiastes). Discerning with what is vain and what is not. Of course, the work of the Lord is the only thing that is not in vain. Jeffrey, however, could not help but to ask what is vain. As I was going down the list, he stopped me at beauty.

He often makes fun of me by telling others "Sarah is a sinner." He cannot understand that I'm a sinner saved by grace. I put on the righteousness of Christ. Long story short, but I was telling him that I do plenty of vain things, such as fixing my hair for 15 minutes, when I can spend them in prayer on my knees. Jeffrey rolls his eyes "yes, but your hair looks great." I tried to bring it back to salvation, but he wasn't interested.

Finally the Lord gave me the courage to ask him to come visit my church, since he's so curious. He just rolled his eyes. "Ah now you're trying to recruit me", I wanted to shout, NO IT IS NOT I, BUT JESUS, WHO IS JUST TRYING TO SAVE YOUR SOUL FROM HELL. But I lacked boldness. That was the end of our conversation. When I went to wish him good evening on my way out, he just winked, and said "nice hair". Aaaaaaahhhh, I wanted to pull out my hair!!!!!!!!

Nevertheless, I shall continue praying for him and ask you to please do so too, if you happen to remember. I shall keep you posted on any new developments.


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