Friday, January 16, 2009

Our Gas Thief: A Motivation to Give People the Gospel!

This week, someone stole approximately 7 gallons of gasoline from one of our cars and broke the gasoline port door latch on the other car. I would probably not have noticed it except we just filled up the car on Monday morning and the trip odometer only had 11 miles on it on Wednesday, but it showed only half a tank!

The theft occured while the car was parked in our carport (see below). We live in a small town and this is the first time we've personally experienced crime here.

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To me, the message of the crime is that I need to tell people about Jesus. Jesus is the only one who can change a thief into a worshipper, like He did during His last minutes on the cross. When we avoid the mission field, God has a way of sending the mission field to us through crime. It reminds me of something that both Richard Wurmbrand and Brother Andrew have said:If we don't go to the terrorists with the gospel, the terrorists will come to us with bombs.

This is not to say that it's our fault that we got robbed, or that when someone is the victim of crime, they are responsible. I'm just saying that Jesus is the solution, and we must tell people the good news about Him! When good men do nothing, evil triumphs.

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