Day: November 10, 2014
“And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”” Romans 10:15
I was saved because somebody took the courage to invite me, a foreign student at the University, to church some thirty years ago.
At that time, I was such a people pleaser. I would commonly say, “Yes, I will come,” but never show up. I was just what you call a Nice Guy, who seldom said “No.” I didn’t mean what I said. I just said it because I liked to make others happy. It was, after all, impolite to say “No,” at least that was what I thought. I am sure you have met people like me.
It must have been so frustrating for my friend who kept inviting me, waited for me, and found no one at the meeting point. Worst of all, I wouldn’t even inform him that I would not be going. Each time I met him on the next day, I would ignorantly smile and happily chat away with him without even being aware of how I made him feel by constantly promising, never showing up, or informing him.
Truly, how beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news. He kept persevering with me and never gave up. After a long year of invitations, I finally came. I still remember that day and how pleasantly surprised he was to see me, all dressed up, waiting quietly for him at the empty front entrance of the dormitory.
After that, it was history. God worked in my heart and I was baptized within one to two months of studying the bible thoroughly.