We all have a choice to believe in something, I choose to believe in God!

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Guess who knocked on my door this afternoon....again? Yep, Jehovah's Witnesses. Only this time it was the same young man that came the first time. The one who was so serious and stoic. His name is Benjamin. Or, Ben Ben Ya (as I lovingly teased him due to his way of saying, "it's Ben, Ben, ya.") I was so happy to see him! He brought a lovely young lady with him. I wasn't surprised to see them but I was surprised to see them.

I was on the phone with my son when they knocked. I said, "Gage, let me call you back. I have a special guest." Gage said, "oh sure mom, you gotta go talk to someone else." I said, "I'll call you back as soon as they leave." He sighed as if it was frustrating for him because he had things yet to say. So, I said, "I'm going to go talk about Jesus." As soon as the words came out of my mouth he said with cheer, "OK!" and off I went.

They didn't stay long and to be honest, I don't know what brought them. We didn't talk about anything particular. We didn't focus on any one subject. I asked him why, during his prior visit, he had continued to want me to hear the schpeel. Yes, I used that word. He gave me a couple of confused blinks, a momentary stare as he searched up a response, and then said, "we just thought we'd share what we learned about the Bible." At that moment I was the one with the confused blinks and a momentary stare.

No matter what the reason, the young man felt compelled to return. That's encouraging to me on so many levels. For one thing, he knew I meant it when I invited him and his friend back. For another, the light and love that flowed out of me that day, drew him to me a second time. As I stated before, I don't know why they came today because nothing was accomplished as far as conversation goes. We didn't have much time. I wonder if they were simply here to do a follow up type of thing. What do you think? Wouldn't that be sad to know that the only reason for his return is because his religion dictates that if you make a positive contact, you go back and make a second contact to give the impression that Witnesses are devout and disciplined? Just a theory but not necessarily my belief.

He was definitely more relaxed. We came in and sat down this time. He even smiled a lot more. I guess the whys and whats of it don't really matter. God brought new people of the faith into my life and I welcomed them. If God needs me to do or say something, then so be it. If He's using them, then so be it. May we each be obedient and filled with love for one another. That's all I care to achieve in the situation. Obedience, light, and love.