They Will Remember
by Katherine Kehler Share page

“It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it” (Isaiah 55:11).

Have you ever been discouraged after witnessing to someone and they didn’t seem interested? This story may encourage you:

We were at a wedding reception. A man about my age came up to me and asked if I remembered him. Not only did I not know him, he didn’t even look familiar. After playing the guessing game for a while, he told me he had been my neighbor when I was a young girl. Now there were two things I remembered about that family. One, his foster mother was my piano teacher and two; they had a vicious dog that scared the life out of me every time I went for my piano lesson.

He (Ted) told me that I had witnessed to him and his buddy at a bus stop. To my surprise, he repeated exactly what I had told them years ago that early morning while waiting for the bus. He remembered everything I had said about Jesus! I was amazed.

They didn’t receive Christ that day, but later in life they both did become Christians.

What truly amazed me about that conversation at the wedding reception was the fact that he still remembered the words of witness God had spoken through me. A miracle. But now that I think back, I can clearly recall the summer, on a Saturday afternoon, when my Sunday school teacher gave our class the opportunity to ask Jesus into our lives. I remember what he told us.

People won’t forget when you talk with them about your faith. Someone once told me,

“Success in witnessing is simply sharing Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God.”

We are just His messengers. Bringing Good News.

So be encouraged! His Word never returns void.

Father God, we are Your witnesses by our lives and by our testimony. Speak through us. Fill us with boldness and with love. Amen.

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