Archive for June, 2011

>”On the wings of a snow white dove, He sends His pure, sweet love, a sign from above, on the wings of a dove.”  These are lyrics from a classic song.  My version has Marty Robbins singing it.  What a great song. We had an incident with a bird, a robin, not a dove.  Our Wednesday night Bible study has had a regular attender who is a non-believer.  He has come a long way since we’ve met him but just had not confessed any faith in Jesus Christ.  Our study brought us to Matt 12:30 “whoever is not with me is against me.”  My non-believing friend asked a series of “what if…” questions and the disciples answered reemphasizing that to NOT receive Christ is rejecting Christ.  I think my non-believing friend was finding a comfortably close-but-not-committed place for his religion. I challenged him to think through what sin he was embracing rather than Christ.  Later in the evening he texted me that he didn’t know what he was waiting for in order to believe, “maybe God would reveal it like a bird taking off and flapping.”  His metaphor was different, but I understood.  The next night he texted me “…so there’s this bird.”  A robin had built a  nest above his door and each time he left the house, the bird would attack him.  So, this Thursday night I receive a series of texts about birds attacking him, flapping, and even hitting him.  I asked, “what more do you need?”  He attempted to hide with the fact that this was easily explainable.  I commented that it is a very close coincidence and if he had made a metaphor about an octopus he would have found one in his yard!
The following day (while visiting the Hallmark store in the mall with him) I stated that God had truly answered him over and over and that I didn’t believe he would get more chances after such an amazing revelation.  He agreed.  We talked more about receiving Christ and what it meant then my non-believing friend said that Thursday night after the bird incident he laid in bed and told God, “I’m ready, come on and do with me what you do.”  I was very excited for this information and we talked about Romans 10:9-10 “confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead…”  My friend finally said “I am a believer in Jesus Christ.”  He was quite excited!
Last year this man was reading the Satanic bible and scared to talk with me and today he is a new believer in the Lord Jesus Christ!

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