Dallas Airport’s Soul Winner
A businessman landed at the Dallas airport and realized he had one hour and 20 minutes before his next plane connection.
He thought, How can I be used of the Lord here?
He had a supply of Gospel tracts with him. He inserted one of his business cards inside each tract. Then he gave these to single men sitting waiting for their planes.
But he didn’t just hand them out and pass on. Instead he said to each man, “Pardon me. I have a little booklet here that explains how a person can become a Christian. Inside is my business card. I would like you to read this over and if you have any questions, I will be sitting over there. I have some time before my plane takes off. Or if you would like to write, my address is there.”
At the end of the hour and 20 minutes, men were standing four deep to ask questions about how to become a Christian. And, for weeks afterwards, the businessman received correspondence because of the business cards in the tracts.
For the Samaritan woman (John 4) the wayside well became a cathedral in which Jesus could present His claims to a needy soul. From Him we learn that the Christian can witness anytime, any place. We cannot allow those opportunities to slip away.
A farmer does not wrest the plant from the seed. He sows the seed and leaves the result to God. If God’s people are faithful in sowing the seed, God will be faithful in giving the harvest.
The Duke of Wellington is best known for his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. However, one time a young minister asked him for advice as to how he could succeed in the ministry. The Duke asked, “What are your marching orders?” The young man quoted the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19–20. The Duke responded, “Then what are you waiting for?”