When Interruptions Lead to Opportunities

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When I returned home from Spring Break this past April, I received a phone call from a wife whose husband was in the grip of throat cancer.  He was to have surgery that would be very risky.  He wanted to talk to “the preacher at Boone’s Creek.”  So I went to visit him.  He was one who had been at church during his teenage years, but strayed.  He was 69 years old, and he wanted to make sure his relationship with the Lord was there. I had the pleasure of sharing the Gospel with him and he received Christ.

He made it through the surgery, but he lost his battle with cancer this past Thursday.  I had to do his funeral this past Sunday right after church.
The funeral obviously had a decided celebratory mode to it.  I was able to share his story and share the Gospel that had transformed his final days.

What may have been seen as an interruption was a glorious opportunity.  So, dear pastor, please embrace whatever interruptions that may come your way.  God may well be sending you an opportunity.

Hebrews 13:1-2 says, “Let brotherly love continue.  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”


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