Surprised at the opportunity to share the Gospel, I frantically rummaged through my book bag looking for my Bible. What started as a simple get-to-know-you lunch soon became something much more important. This young student sitting across from me was clearly searching for a relationship with God. When I finally found my Bible, I asked Zhenya to read Romans 6:23 while I drew The Bridge, a simple Gospel illustration that walks you through that verse. We discussed what it means to have a relationship with God, and she prayed to receive Christ as her Savior & Lord.
That autumn afternoon with Zhenya was the perfect example of why we should, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15b). Countless times I’ve gone out intentionally to share the Gospel with others and ended up only planting seeds. This time I had not planned on sharing, but the opportunity was set before me. All that practice prepared me for this chance meeting.
God graciously used me to reap a harvest in Zhenya’s heart where others had already sown seeds of faith. What a great reminder to always be ready to share about becoming a Christ follower, even when you think you’re only going out for lunch!