"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
- Joshua 1:9
Time: 4:40 - 6:40 pm
1) A guy in a van was driving slowly up Cooper and handed me a loaf of banana bread AS he was passing by saying, "Amen brother! We're supporting you!" Something to that effect.
2) A couple of girls passed me by to the stoplight, read my sign, I responded with something (I can't remember exactly) and they said, "We're Muslim."
3) Waves and thumbs up; but no honks this time as I remember.
Banana Bread!A van was stopped at the stoplight facing me, passing by on Cooper. As he was slowly passing by, a man handed me a loaf of banana bread out the window with some papers and said something like, "Amen brother! We're supporting you!" My wife and I had some later that night. It was great bread! The papers he handed me was "There are answers to your heroin addiction and other addictions... Jesus is the way out!" Something or another. They weren't tracts, but invitations for something.
A couple of girls passed on by, waiting at the crosswalk to cross Cooper where I was. As they passed by they wanted to read my sign. After they read it, they kept on walking, and I said something, but can't remember what, like, "Do you believe?" And they said, "We're Muslim." Maybe I should have opened my mouth to say something about Jesus, but I didn't. I'm not exactly sure what I would say... but I did not take the above Joshua 1:9 verse to heart. I was not strong nor took good courage. But I pray to the Lord that I would be filled with that courage if the situation arises.
Other than that, mostly dead out there. I don't even remember any honks. But, I did notice a lot of people reading the sign, and then ignore it... look the other way quickly. I also noticed kids in the car straining their necks trying to read it, since they were shorter. So I held my sign up further! Hey you never know what Romans 6:23 could do to a child further in his life. Is this not written in Scripture?
"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." - John 14:26Could it be that years down the road, later in his life, God will suddenly bring that Scripture verse to remembrance? Nobody knows for certain.
"I hope the sign causes a disagreement, dispute, or quarrel."I also can't help but wonder what happens inside a car when there is a man and a woman; let's say a boyfriend and girlfriend who are both reading that sign silently to themselves. Because I definitely see it: through the front windshield I can see them both reading it. Do they discuss it after? Does it cause uncomfortableness in the car? (awkward, nervous, strained... haha) Now of course we all pray that it will. For what saith the Scripture? "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household," in Matthew 10:34-36.
So when Jesus says, "set a man at variance against..." it basically means "Jesus came to cause a disagreement, dispute, or quarrel." Meaning: that if one person in the household believes on the Lord Jesus Christ to get saved, that will cause an instant division in the household. The family member being kicked out, disowned, or whatever else... YEAH THE GOOD STUFF!! So I certainly hope that my Romans 6:23 sign brings a division between the couple inside their car. HEY! The Lord Jesus says in the same chapter, verse 37: "He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worth of me."