Sharing in a Crisis

Are you looking for opportunities to share your faith, but don’t know where to begin? Try reaching out to those who are in a time of crisis. That’s what I did when I met Dr. Fernando. He was the Secretary of Defense for the South America Republic, and he had it all. He had an MBA from Harvard and his father was an internationally acclaimed artist.

However, when Fernando was accused of using drug money to finance a presidential political campaign, he was thrown into prison. When I went to see him in jail, Fernando was a broken man. We spent an hour with him. He had a Bible and was reading the book of Romans, but he didn’t understand how God could ever forgive him.

I shared Romans 8:1, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Finally, on our knees, Fernando asked for God’s forgiveness. Years later, when he was released, he told me that he would never have listened to the Gospel unless he had been in jail. His pride was too great. God often uses a crisis to soften the most hardened heart.

So, let’s be aware of people in a crisis. As we share the Good News of Jesus Christ with them, the Lord can open their hearts and radically change their lives.

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