Everyone wants to be the final link in the chain Ã¢â‚¬â€œ CharisRich Stigall
I sat by a genuine, young lady on the flight from DFW to FL. She placed a Gospel track between us. I had a hunch it was for me and was interested in how she would start the conversation. When the flight attendant asked about our trip, she had her opening.
“Are you a believer?” she asked.
“Yes,” I answered; more questions.
“Are you sure you’ll go to heaven when you die?”
“Are your sins forgiven?”
“Past. Present, and Future.”
“How do you know?”
“Because of the price Jesus paid on the Cross.”
Our conversation moved onto life stories. Her father is a missionary in Madrid, Spain, where their family has lived for 20 years. Near the end, I asked if Gospel tracks and her intentional approach had generated meaningful conversation.
“Everyone wants to be the last link in the chain,” she began (meaning being present when someone accepts Jesus). “But I don’t worry about that. I simply want to share the Good News with them, and maybe that moves them one step closer to Jesus.”
Everyone wants to be the last link in the chain. Wow! Reminds me of orphan care. We often get asked, “What happens to orphans when they grow up.”
We care about that deeply. We have some ideas and initiatives, but the truth is we really don’t know for sure.
Of course, we’d love for them to become pastors, teachers, business people, parents — successful followers of Christ in many fields, but that is not the link in the chain we are working on today.
So we share the Good News with them. God made you, loves you, and provides for your needs. He has a plan for you that involves being with you forever. He died to make it so, and hopefully that Good News moves us all one step closer to Jesus.