Last week I was asked a question along the lines of “What is the best thing that has happened in your Christian life so far?”
Despite having told her about December’s National Training event in Canberra with a mission trip to Berry, about January’s family trip to Hong Kong, Japan and Macau, and about February’s chilled out weeks in Sydney + KickOn + Kiama trip, my reply wasn’t any of these.
Nor was my answer: When I became a Christian, or when I got baptised, or even my sister getting baptised soon. (Though all these are great things!)
Instead, the thing that came up first in my mind was how one of my friends have come to really know God over the holidays, now undoubtedly calls himself a Christian and has changed so much in this short time period. A friend that I do remember praying for back in Year 7, just because I was told so by another person - when “evangelism” was a word I never thought or spoke of. A friend I often had forgotten needed saving, or was too lazy to talk to about deeper stuff. A friend who my Christian high school and university friends have prayed for.
And 9 years later after that first prayer, God answered!
To this new brother in Christ, you know who you are. Keep it up! I hope to chat with you much more often!
To the girl who asked the question, though you might never read this post or remember this question you asked, I do pray that you’ll know God just like this friend. There were also other Christianity questions you asked that night!
To myself, keep praying for others to know God, because not only do you know that God will bring people to him, you’ve SEEN it!
Why did I find this the best thing so far? Because I know that when I am with God on the day Jesus returns, this brother in Christ will be one of the many with me for God has saved him too.