2/25/10 Jonathan, 17
On my way home after a mentoring meeting with a new believer at Dunkin Donuts, I stopped for a walk down the sidewalk in order to reach out to someone with the gospel. I used million dollar tracts as conversation starters but the first man didn't speak English. Then I began a conversation with Jonathan, who told me he doesn't believe in God because of the scientific evidence that he is learning in school and watching on TV's Discovery Channel. We talked a while about how ultimately no scientist can explain how creation could create itself; something completely different must have created it, and how if there is a God that we are accountable to we will not be able to avoid Him through unbelief in the same way that we can't stop an oncoming train by claiming it doesn't exist. Jonathan had little church background and knew little of the Ten Commandments, yet knew he has not kept the moral law he has in his heart. He really warmed up to the conversation, saying repeatedly how he has been asking these same questions about God's existence to several people over the last few weeks, and how he is amazed at what a coincidence it was that I was asking him these questions today. I told him it was no coincidence. Total time to stop and shine some truth into a life that Jesus died for? 20 minutes. You can do this too!