By Larry Robertson, TBC president & pastor in Clarksville Tennesee
The only difference between “what’s the point” and “that’s the point” is a single letter. We should not, therefore, overlook the importance of seemingly insignificant events or encounters. We may never know the impact of a simple conversation.
A few weeks ago I received a message from a lady who asked if I remembered a brief conversation with her several years ago. In a store where she worked at the time I had shared Christ with her. She said that even though she did not respond to what I shared with her then, she never forgot our conversation. She had chosen to follow Christ and just wanted me to know.
I thought, “Wow! A five minute conversation from which I walked away disappointed and dejected had not been in vain.”
I’ve thought a good bit lately about my recent exchange with my newly-discovered sister in Christ.
What if I had never opened my mouth? What if I had acted before her in such a way that my witness was diminished? What if I had been too busy to care?
Let me be clear — the Holy Spirit is the only Soul-winner. And any salvation testimony owes all the glory to God. Yet He has chosen to use flawed vessels like you and me to carry His gospel into the world.