Yesterday I had the privilege of helping a lady at church have a face to face encounter with Jesus where she accepted Him as her Savior. To hear her pray to receive Jesus’ forgiveness and life was truly an emotional and special moment. I believe leading another person to see Jesus face to face and receive Him as Savior and Lord is one of life’s greatest joys.
Once again I realized that all God asks of me as a believer and as a pastor is to take each person to a face to face meeting with Jesus. I must never get between Jesus and the person I am leading to Him. For Christianity to work, there must always remain an unobstructed view of Jesus. All I do is lead people to Jesus and leave them focused on Him.
This morning I left my car with a mechanic and called a taxi to bring me home. As I talked to the young taxi driver I took him toward a face to face meeting with Jesus. I was surprised how easy it was to get beyond issues like churches and dishonest pastors and finally arrive at Jesus. I was deeply impressed at how much he wanted to focus on Jesus and make his own decision about Christianity.
I told Him Jesus is all the Christianity there ever was or ever will be. I told him he could never go wrong if He focused on Jesus and chose Him as all of Christianity.
As I paid my fare I gave him my cell phone number and said I would love to continue our conversation about Jesus. I know he was face to face with Jesus as we drove the crazy streets of São Paulo
Now I pray that other disciples who are willing to focus him on Jesus will be led to him and not obstruct his view of Jesus.
I believe millions of people are waiting for someone to lead them to an unobstructed view of Jesus. I pray that all of us who believe Jesus is all will be led to all of them.
Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying,
“Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” John 12:21