There are some people that God puts into your path that just amaze you. This week I am again in New York training for ministry with Jews For Jesus. There are 13 of us in this class, but one stands out in particular to me for a particular reason.
Robert Johnson is no ordinary man. I told him that I wanted to be like him when I FINALLY grow up. You see, I’m no Spring chicken at almost 62 years old. I still have tremendous zeal and ambition and energy to serve my Lord: but will I still be like this when I am 95 years old? Great question! Will I still be alive when I’m 95 is another great question?! That is how old Robert is. He is absolutely an inspiration to me. Not because He is 95, but because of his willingness to serve The Lord.
Robert is here for one reason, and that is to learn more about Jewish evangelism. He is a true man of God that has never been a pastor or a missionary or a paid staff member of a church; but he is a godly man that has great compassion and love for the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Now, can you imagine yourself still having this love and zeal at age 95 to do this? I’ll leave your answer to yourself, but I can imagine myself doing this, if God so permits.
So you may ask, how does Robert plan to put into to action some of what he learns here? He isn’t even sure how much time he will have to put into it. You see, his wife, who is 88, was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He may end up being a prayer warrior for the many that are in this ministry. I mentioned to him that there are a few ways I can think of to do some of this ministry by computer. There are many ways that he can be involved in this needful work of The Lord for which he is burdened.
Really, when I’m bragging on Robert, I’m really bragging and praising the God of Heaven, that He still uses men like Robert, and myself. With God all things are possible to them that wait upon Him. When God opens the door wide open, be prepared to take those steps to go through it, no matter your age or circumstances. “For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure” Phillipians 2:13.
Robert, it has been my distinct pleasure to meet you and know you and pray with you these last few days; and to think we are only half finished. May God bless you my friend and brother; and by the way, I’m a little envious of you because you have a full head of hair and don’t wear glasses like I do. But, I do have one up on you in the hearing department. Whew!!!!