Jonathan’s 15th Birthday

We went ice-skating to celebrate this joyous occasion! Little did we know the greater purpose God had behind our excursion. What fun toJonathan and David ready to celebrate! be back on the ice! As we took a break waiting for the ice machine to smooth the ice, Robert sat next to a couple young men. He hesitated to start a conversation because he was not feeling very outgoing at the moment. Much to his surprise, one of the boys asked him “What’s your name?” Sensing the Lord’s leading, Robert moved the conversation from casual topics to spiritual matters. He was soon  presenting the gospel. Be12_26_2007 3_31 PM _3__0001 copy fore he had time to finish, the rink re-opened and everyone started crowding onto the ice. Surprisingly, the young men were so interested they didn’t make any move to go back on the ice! The rest of us noticed what was going on and started praying for them, and before long, A quick Bible pass offboth young men had prayed to receive Christ. They soon joined us for a fun game of Bible runners on the ice.

Let us take advantage of normal opportunities. God very well  might turn them into supernatural ones!


  1. Jonathan January 3, 2008 at 7:32 am #

    That is a good post Robert. It’s amazing how God made the boys want to hear it! That was a lot of fun and can’t wait to do it again!

  2. Jenny January 3, 2008 at 5:42 pm #

    Praise the Lord! What an encouragment to be ready always to give an answer to the hope that lieth within us!
    Bible runners on the ice??? That must have been exciting! Happy Birthday Jonathan!

  3. Joshua Wilkes January 3, 2008 at 8:37 pm #

    Amen! Indeed, God is most glorified through normal people fulfilling the ordinary for in and through them He can perform the extra-ordinary. A fault God found in Israel was their lack of bringing Him glory (Isaiah 3). Thank you for bringing Him glory through this – I am inspired!

  4. Don and Donna Staddon January 6, 2008 at 7:31 pm #

    Jesus said that the fields are ready to harvest (John 4:35). Could people be more ready to hear than we are to speak? May the Savior of the world give us boldness to “speak the truth in love” this year.

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