Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Our bus driver

Two days ago our team divided up into smaller groups, because we had to be in 3 different churches at the same time.  My group went to a church that had all Haitian people, who did not understand Spanish.  We found one lady, however, that did speak both Spanish and Creole.  She became the translator for the night.  I was part of a drama, and after the drama was over I went to sit down next to the bus driver. 

As soon as I had sat down, he leaned over to me and said, "I'm ready to give my life to the Lord."  Up until this point, I had never had a conversation with him.  Just the quick "hola" and "gracias" when I got on and off the bus.  I was shocked that he had really said, what he just said! So shocked, that I thought I heard wrong.  "Can you repeat that?" I asked him. "I said, I'm ready to give my life to the Lord.  Tonight is the night."  He then opened up to me by telling me his struggle in surrendering to God due to the tragedy he had experiened throughout his life.  I listened in awe, because it knew the Spirit of God was at work in his life. 

So often I've heard, and even quoted the scripture that says "One sows and another reaps is true.  I sent you to reap what you have not worked for.  Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor." (John 4:37-38)  I was able to pray with this man as he surrendered his life the Lord, but I had no part of getting him there!  It was so exciting, first to see this man commit his life to Christ, and second to see the Scriptures at work and this truth at work. 

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