Friday, July 29, 2005

Divine Appointments

Last night I was back in Coleraine again for New Horizon. Alistair Begg was speaking on Acts 19, and he was very good - on the Kingdom of God. He, borrowing from others, said that the Kingdom of God is: God's people in God's place under God's rule enjoying God's blessing.

Then afterwards, Lynne and Heather from BB Camp were up, along with their friend Laura, and Stewart and Bryan and me... so we decided we would go to Morelli's in Portstewart for ice cream, and we did indeed have ice cream, and a bit of craic. But still, we didn't know about the appointment God had for us...

So at 11.15 or so, we decided we should call it a night - we had a long way to go, and some of us had work in the morning, so we were standing outside just talking and these 2 fellas walked past, heard some of us say something about 'Presbyterian' and turned back! They wanted to know did we know the gospel, and would we tell them it - would we convince them about the gospel and about Jesus? Well, we talked for an hour, and the fellas, Gary and John had some interesting questions, and we certainly told them straight about being saved by faith, trusting in Jesus.

And so it was at 12.15 we finally left them - so much for the getting home not too late! Please pray for Gary and John, from Dollingstown, that they will remember what we talked about (John even took our photo on his mobile cos he liked us), and that they would come to know Jesus, not because of us, but because of God's mercy and grace.

Divine appointments... things that we aren't expecting, yet God brings about to surprise us and to bring about His glory.

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