A preacher once got a phone call from a lady in his church. She told him that her nephew was the victim of a burglary. While he was in bed at night, a thief broke into his house. Alarmed to find someone home, the burglar started firing a pistol at point blank range. When the police investigated, they told the nephew that it was a miracle that he was alive and unharmed.
“Anyway”, the lady concluded, “I think my nephew might be ready to listen to the gospel now. Would you pay him a visit?”
We need to be on the lookout for windows of opportunity; those times when people might be particularly receptive to the message of salvation that God offers through Jesus. A graduation, marriage, birth, family crisis or illness—even nearly getting shot—are just a few examples of times when people might be seeking God. Let’s be watching for those opportunities.
“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.”—Colossians 4:5.