An Ear Witness
“By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.” II Corinthians 13:1 A witness is someone who sees, hears, or knows by personal presence. A witness should never have become a religion; but that’s a topic for another day.
Sometimes God will let a person hear the same message from several people. This might help convince that person that what they’re hearing is coming from above and not necessarily from the one standing before them. That’s what happened when I attended a festival.
The Annual Lincoln Village Festival was just one of many events participating in Big Draw LA. I enjoy listening to jazz; especially when it is performed live. The group performing in the jazz scene played a mix of jazz, blues and a taste of old-school R&B.
Looking for the Sent One
I pitched my easel next to the stage and began to paint. The school is John Muir High, home of the Mustangs. Two of my daughters graduated from here. A friend came by and asked if I had had any visitors, knowing that I would talk to them about Jesus. I said that I hadn’t yet, but knew God would send someone before I finished the painting. I was nearly finished with the painting when I was joined by a man whom I had met before.
We reintroduced ourselves. He was a community organizer. Therefore, figured he had something to do with the festival. Sure enough, he was responsible for the entertainment. We chatted for a bit, then I turned the conversation toward God. When he said, “I need all the prayer I can get,” I replied, “You need to pray for yourself.” He blinked his eyes a few times then said excitedly, “I was in Texas last week and went to TD Jake’s church. He said exactly the same thing.” I was that second witness by which God was talking to him.
Pray for Yourself
I told him I would be honored to lead him in a prayer in which he would give his life to Christ. He began to back away and said he wasn’t ready for that yet. I didn’t press the matter, knowing that he had had TD Jakes as one witness and myself as the other telling him of his need to pray for himself.
How about you…do you need to pray for yourself?