God Opens a Door
“Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You” (Jeremiah 32:17).
A group of Christian tourists visited a country where most of the people are not Christians. The tourists knew they were closely watched by their tourist guide. They didn’t expect to be able to share their faith with any of the people they met.
The guide drove the tourists past beautiful scenery and interesting buildings. As he drove through a small village, he stopped the van to make a phone call from a nearby building. The tourists left the van to stretch their legs.
Then they saw that they were parked near a school. And it was time for recess! About a hundred children ran out of the school, chattering and playing. The students noticed the strangers and flocked around them curiously. The tourists greeted the children kindly.
“Can you sing a song in English for the children?” their teacher asked. The students were studying English in school, and the teacher hoped they could learn something from the English-speaking visitors.
If you were the tourists, what song would you have sung? They sang “Jesus Loves Me.” When they finished, some of the students asked, “Who is Jesus?”
“Jesus is the one we worship,” answered one of the Christians. “Our God is a God of love.” The children were amazed — they had not been taught about a loving God.
After sharing more about God and Jesus with the children, the tourists saw the tour guide returning to the van. “You must never do that again,” said the guide sternly. He didn’t know that they had shared their faith with the children. But he knew they had talked to the villagers when he wasn’t watching and listening. That was not allowed.
The tourists climbed back in the van and rode off with the guide. They silently praised God for opening a door for His Word to be proclaimed.
(Source: VOM contacts)