While on a walk with our miniature Golden Retriever, Sadie – I noticed a little Welsh Corgi happily walking towards us with tail a wagging. Sadie and the little lost girl greeted one another – now two tails wagging. The Welsh Corgi only had on a collar but no ID information.
I tried to get her to follow us but she was determined to go her own way. After getting Sadie into our home, I took a leash and rode up to the area where the lost girl had been spotted. She was no where to be found.
After I drove home, there was a knock on our door. It was a man who had been outside and spotted me trying to find the pup. He thought that she belonged to us. I explained to him that I was trying to find her so that I could possibly return her to her family. I was concerned that she might get hit by a car. He said that she was going from yard to yard where he lived. I decided to give it one more try.
I parked my car in the area where she had been last spotted. I got out of the car with a leash, praying that I would find the dog. Then the man who had knocked at our door came out to talk with me. He was soon joined by another very personable neighbor – a lady who was also worried about the little dog.
The man said to me “Aren’t you a writer?” I replied “I am! How did you know?”
He said that a man down the street had told him. It turned out that this “man” was a Jewish neighbor who was not exactly overjoyed when I told him that I was a Jewish believer in Jesus. Isn’t it interesting though, that he would tell someone about my writing?
They both asked me what I wrote about. I told them that I was a Christian and that I primarily wrote about Truth from the Bible. I could see by their expressions that this did not delight either of them in any way. But all the time I was thinking and praying in my head that God’s will be done. I knew that all of this was no accident.
Spotting the Dog
The man had gone into his home. The woman who had come out began talking to me. But all of a sudden she spotted the dog, who seemed to be hanging out with a dog who resembled a pit bull. We both approached the two dogs and I was able to get the little girl on the leash.
I soon found out that this had never been about a lost dog
The lady begin to tell me that it was wrong to proselytize and that Christianity put people in a prison. She told me that she studied Buddhism and Hinduism and that she took Yoga. All the while, she was the one attempting to make me believe the things she was saying.
I said to her “No disrespect intended, but everything you are saying to me……” then she interrupted me and said “Everything I’m saying to you makes sense?” I replied “Actually, everything you are saying to me is bouncing off of me. My belief in the Word of God is part of me, and it’s impossible for me to doubt any of it.”
She was determined to win me to the lies that she believed. I spoke about Jesus and what He had done for us. She thought it was ridiculous that “God” would become a man. It was challenging to get a word in edgewise – I kept praying in my mind that God would help me.
She said that a bunch of men wrote the Bible. I told her that these men were under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. She wanted to know the name of my Word Press. I told her. I also told her that the pinned front page shared “How Can I Be Saved?” She asked “By Christ?” I said yes – He is the only way.
But then I felt strongly that this woman needed proof, and I felt that the Lord was telling me to have her look up the Messianic Prophecies and the fulfillment of most of them by Jesus. I told her that the odds of just a few of the prophecies being fulfilled was very low, but that the fact that hundreds of them had been fulfilled – well that was nothing short of miraculous and the odds against it happening were astronomical.
I realized that we had been talking for quite a while – the little Welsh Corgi was being so patient. But then we saw a woman walking toward us. I called to the woman “Are you this cutie’s mom?” She smiled and said yes.
Then the two woman and the little dog walked away as I got into my car.
Now I don’t presume to know what will happen with any of these people, but I feel strongly that this was a “God” thing, and not some random event.
Would you please pray that the woman will be saved? I know that I’m praying for her. I am praying for God’s will to be done in each of these people’s lives.
God never ceases to amaze me.
We who belong to Him are so incredibly blessed!