Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Gospel Presentation and Pigs

Yes, Another Pig Story
Saturday 13, 2008

The same day that our pigs ran away and, much to the amusement of our neighbors, we chased them for 20 minutes, I had girls over to my house. These are pre-teens and teens that God has placed in my path and that I enjoy spending time with. My prayer is that during our Saturday afternoon meetings, their hearts will be softened to hear the gospel and they will desire to study His word. As I looked at the 9 girls, I was encouraged to see 4 new faces. I made popcorn and we watched the movie Magdalena which told the story to Jesus through the eyes of Mary Magdalene. The movie highlights the miracles that Jesus did for women and the women who followed his ministry.

At the end I asked the girls what they thought and if they had learned anything new about Jesus. Paraguayans are not use to discussing things so we sat with an awkward silence for what seemed like forever. Then I began to share what I felt God impressing upon my heart. All the women mentioned had three things in common: 1. They all had a need 2. Jesus met that need and 3. They were changed big time. People today still have needs. Their lives are disasters. We need something. Whether they realize it or not we need Jesus. Because He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, Jesus still longs to touch people, restore their lives, to give them peace, and to make them brand new.

Before I could ask what the girls thought I heard clapping at the front gate. Our neighbor was holding our new pig. I heard squeals from the second pig and saw a man running back and forth, back and forth, back and forth in this yard trying to capture the other pig (so that is what I looked like this morning). By the time he caught it, brought it to the house, and I (again) mended the fence, the girls were saying good-bye and heading out the gate. I guess satan will use whatever tactic to distract from the gospel being preached – even my own pigs!


McCoy Farm said...

Ohh sweet! Good eatin' later? =)

Abbie said...

Arugh! How frusterating. Well, I'm sure they'll be back again next week, and they'll have had time to think on it...