Treasure in the Sky

IMG_7906His name is John and he has been a flight attendant for 15 years. Because I was in the front row and it was a non-stop flight, we had ample time to strike up a conversation.

John is 55 years old. He became a Christian 42 years ago when he was 13 years old.

Having attended church with his family, he was not unfamiliar with the teachings of the Bible. When he was 13 years old, his sister’s husband was involved in a serious car accident and they both moved in with John and his parents as they were in need of extra help.

It happened that one day only John and his brother-in-law were home when an uncle came to visit. During the course of the conversation, the uncle presented the gospel in a clear, concise manor and asked if John had asked Jesus to be part of his life. John said no, and the uncle led him in the prayer of salvation.

See my previous post for the prayer of salvation:

https://pjyourfriend.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/reckoning-with-god/

He was born again.

Now, 42 years later, he simply beams when talking about Jesus.

He is a member of North Point Community Church in Atlanta, pastored by Andy Stanley and although he misses the “old” hymns (as I do) he loves the preaching and is motivated each week to be a testimony for Jesus. John is involved in the church as well as the surrounding community as his church teaches by example.

John has experienced much in his life and travels, stories he did not wish to repeat. But he exclaimed that he did not know how one can get through life and the ordeals it can bring without having a personal relationship with Jesus.

Amen, brother. Amen.

“Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies.” Psalm 36:5

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