Pins and Needles
- Paul Sudbrock
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The refugee that has been helping me consistently this week with the rebuild of Festival stand stated, “We Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet. How is it that you believe him to be more?” He had waited the last few weeks to find a time when we were alone to spring the question.
I told him it is not important what I think, or what another “religious” leader thinks. What is important is what God says. I then explained that I read God’s Word and believe what it says. I do not interpret it.
When we arrived at the church, we started with Moses, the Ten Commandments, man’s guilt and then the name that God gave Moses to give to Pharaoh, “I am”. We then went to Jesus’ statement concerning Abraham, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” Joh 8:58
Afterwards, we went to John 1:1. As we went through it verse by verse, he became increasingly overwhelmed. At verse 8, he stated that he needed to take a break. It was just too much to take in at once.
Please pray that God’s Spirit will rehearse these verses in his heart and mind. He took a picture of the verses in John and translated them with google so that he could study them in Arabic.
It is so neat to have him consider me a “great friend”! As we finished up work on the stand, he said, “I like the way you think”. I am on pins and needles with anticipation to see God work.