A Unique Encounter at the Library

I had just dropped off some books at the library. I parked in the 5 minute parking, which is near the bus stop. I hadn’t seen anyone near me as I was getting into my car, but just after I shut my door I heard a man say something. I looked up and there was a rather shaggy looking guy standing next to my door and telling me to check something out.

First I think he’s telling me something is wrong with my car. Even so, my normal reaction would not be to open the door so I could hear him better, but that’s exactly what I did.

What he was saying was to “check out John 14.” So I thanked him and told him I would. I think he probably thought I was humoring him to get rid of him, because he then said: “God can reveal His signs and wonders even through guys with beards and backpacks.” I told him, absolutely, and said I was a believer as well. At that, he grinned and told me I had made his day. Then he went off into the library.

As I left the library and stopped at a light, I opened up John 14 and read it in my Bible app. It’s a chapter just full of Gospel gold, so I wanted to share one nugget here:

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 ESV)

The Lord encouraged me today with this unusual encounter. And I prayed for this brother in Christ who had the courage and boldness to share it with me. This post is just a small attempt to share this beautiful Word of the Lord with others who may also need to read it today.

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