I was driving home from work today (August 12, 2011) and we were slowing down on the interstate due to traffic. I noticed a broken down vehicle ahead of me on the left (I was in the left lane as well).
So as I slowed down near the car I called out, “Do you need any help?” I couldn’t quite understand the response so I pulled over to help either way. I got out of the car and asked the 2 men if they needed anything. They replied, with heavy accents, that they were waiting for a tow truck, but it hadn’t come. I looked up the number of another tow truck company in my phone and shared it with them.
Then I reached in my car and grabbed two Bezeugen tract club tracts. I handed each man a tract and told them to have a great day. One of the guys said, “What’s this?”
“A gospel tract,” I replied. He appeared a bit confused. I further explained, “it tells about Jesus Christ.” Now he was interested. He seemed to understand. I said, “Do you believe in God?”
“We are muslim,” he quickly retorted.
“Oh. So you believe allah is god and he is one and he has no son, right? And I believe God is One and He has a son named Jesus, who IS God.”
He reminded me that Islam teaches that muhammed and jesus are messengers from God. I let him know that no one can rationally believe the bible and the quran. They seemed to be a little annoyed, but grateful for my kindness to help. I asked them if they had bibles and they said no, they used a friend’s bible.
So I popped my trunk and reached in my ‘evangelism’ bag for a couple bibles. Neither of them would take one. Finally, I decided I wanted these guys to be able to get a hold of me, so I reached back in the bad for a tract printed by my church. I was sure I had seen them when I reached in for the bibles.
Then, to my amazement and to the glory of God alone, I pulled out a single tract. It was another Bezeugen tract, one I had only received about 5 of and I was sure I had none of these left. It was the tract about the Bible, the quran and the book of mormon. Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ for His grace and mercy. I handed it to the man and told him where he could visit our church.
Please pray for these two men if you have access to the Father through Christ today.