By Brenda Louise
I was walking down a city street last week, and was approached by a man who was protesting a politician. This politician has conservative views, which was one of the main reasons I voted for him, so I had no intent of signing. I told the man politely that I believed in what the politician has done so far, and will continue to support him.
Then a conversation ensued, or I should say, he began to spout off some sort of explanation about the economics of the republicans versus the democrats. He espoused some beliefs in the occupy movement, which I am still trying to figure out. I had no idea what he was talking about, and, as far as I knew, he could have been making up words to impress me. I decided to use this opportunity to share with him the one thing I did understand, and that was the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I told him that there will really be no peace until Jesus Christ returns, and the most important thing to know is where we will be in eternity. We talked for maybe 5 or more minutes, and then I handed Him a Christian tract that I happened to have in my purse. The Apostle Paul said we should always be ready to give an account for the hope that is within us.
I don’t have a lot of hope for the politics of the day, but I do hope in my Lord, and know He will always be faithful, in contrast to the unfaithfulness of politicians, and the human race in general. I am writing this to encourage others to use the opportunity to share with these people who remind me a lot of myself in the 60’s, when I was seeking, unhappy, and discontent. We have something we can tell them of hope for a better world.