Close Encounters

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As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”  (Isaiah 55:10–11, NIV 1984).

My Musings – Last week, you might recall my blogs regarding a flat tire leading to re-connecting my brother with a long-lost friend and sharing the Gospel.   If so, then you know that encounter did not work out the way we had hoped it would (yet).  Well, over the weekend the story took a new twist.  While grocery shopping I spotted another old friend (Ken) from High school that I had not seen in probably 10 – 15 years.  As we talked, he told me, “say, I hear you ran into Ron at the car dealership the other day.  I also hear he and your brother spoke on the phone.”  Strange, don’t you think?

My AdviceOne day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, he saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.  (Luke 5:1–6, NIV 1984). Sometimes, when you let down your net, it comes up empty.  And then again, you never know.  “It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”  Continue to pray for Ron, and now Ken as well.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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