Saturday, October 13, 2007
Miracle in Swords.
Adam and his mate were fascinated. Why in Swords is there a chap lifting up a sign with just "JESUS" written on it on a Friday evening at 6pm. They had to ask and when they learnt that it was about sharing God's good news about how to get into HIs Kingdom and be assured of forgiveness the mate said He didn't believe in God and "where was the proof?". He was then asked if he had any pains or sicknesses because if he did Jesus could heal him now! Adam said he'd a calf injury from sports and following prayer he turned in shock to his mate and said he was better "..Swear to God...". After a further discussion about the great exchange at the cross of Calvary where Jesus took our sin on himself Adam proclaimed "I get it!". God alone can open eyes and bring revelation.
I was asked to do an architectural job in Ashbourne and I initiailly declined but when the client begged me I realised that if I scheduled it for a Friday afternoon perhaps I could go "fishing for men" afterwards. When I finished the job I was driving towards Ashbourne and praying in the Spirit. When I saw the sign for Swords I felt a leading to go there instead. When I parked the car on the main street I felt slightly nervous and unsure where and how to start lifting up His name but I found a small quiet park in front of the County Buildings. I opened my pocket BIble at Romans 1 and saw "I am not ashamed of the Gospel".
NO I am not ashamed of the One I love who is Jesus! I then positioned myself outside the Londis shop and near the bus stop at a busy intersection and lifted up the sign. In a micro second I received such a baptism of Joy...God is so good. Dozens of eyes fixed on the sign instantly, one woman stood frozen at the shop entrance and stared for about 10 seconds. Some car horns hooted, teeneagers approached to ask and ...you guessed it...Adam and his mate approached...
The photo is about 2 weeks old and is of our friend Leonidas who has now gone back to Burundi...but with a fire in his heart to preach the gospel in central Africa. Pray for him, he is a special brother. Ant