Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I was on Facebook this morning when my student-friend, the lad who occasionally comes to church with me, came on and greeted me. Since we haven't seen much of each other since exams started, I asked if he wanted to come and hang out. I did warn him about having 5 kids in the house, and not being able to offer him anything to eat (teenage boys = hollow legs) but he said that was fine. I went to pick him up since the weather looked like it might rain - it's only about a mile between us. The kids were playing outside - so we put in a movie on Netflix, one I had previewed, The Woodcarver, a Christian movie, well-done. And he enjoyed it, and once again commented on how nice and peaceful it was in my house, which is why usually at home, he says, he shuts himself up in his room. So...I talked to him about praying for his family. I explained that I was the first in my immediate family to come to Christ, and over time the others did too. God hears and answers prayer. I also told him of the scripture, "in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Rom. 8:28) pointing out how even though the kid in the movie had messed up and done something destructive, as he turned things over to the Lord and humbled himself, God used it to restore his parents marriage and bring them all closer together. He thought that was cool. Sometimes a good movie works better than a sermon!
Anyway, when the kids began coming in for lunch, I took him back home!