In July 2012, I went to lunch with a co-worker named Matt Smith. Since there are 3 Matt Smiths where I work, he is commonly referred to as MS2. The conversation was intentionally spiritual. It got very uncomfortable at times as he explained to me a complete mental understanding of the gospel, even rather deep theology – without a person profession of faith. I tried to be kind, but was very challenging.
Matt Smith knew he needed Jesus, thought he wanted Jesus, but had to admit he simply was not born-again.
I was nearly speechless. What do you tell someone who already knows the gospel? I don’t even remember what I said that day. Probably something along the lines of discussing his pride as a barrier to trusting Christ. I remember feeling good about my response to him at the time, and finding him very likable and approachable.
It is with great pleasure that I announce that today, Matt Smith and I went to lunch and he revealed to me that he had been saved! We don’t actually work together, so this is the first time in 15 months that we were able to do lunch. But on the way to lunch, he told me that he was saved April 28! The Lord has been with Him since then and Matt is continuing to grow in His grace!
Praise God, his wife was saved in February of this year: each of them born again of the Spirit just a few months before the September birth of their first child!
Brothers and sisters, join me in prayer for our newly adopted brother and sister and their baby girl. And praise the Lord Jesus Christ who saves at His Will whomsoever He pleases. May God continue to be merciful to sinners before it is too late.