Andrew first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah.” In every chain of events there are links – the odd remark here, the chance encounter there, the happy coincidence somewhere else.
Behind these happenings is the often unseen hand of God who draws all thing together to complete His Master design for our lives. He uses every event and every spoken word to build His pattern for us.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in our coming to Christ. I can remember many specific situations that were divine links in the chain of events that brought about my conversion. There were the words of Mr Dobson, the secondary school maths teacher who was a believer. And then the words of an unknown preacher who mounted the stage and addressed the thousands of revellers at the Isle of Wight Pop Festival in 1970. In the vast audience was a 16 year-old unbeliever hungry for truth – me!
But the most important influence on me was that of my own brother, Ray who had come to Christ while living in South Africa. I was a student dancer in London and terribly lost in sin. My brother took the time to come to England to tell me about Jesus. In a matter of days I had come to faith in Christ!
All because my brother cared enough to share the gospel.
It reminds me of Jesus’ disciple, Andrew. The first thing he did when he found the Messiah was to go to his brother and tell him about it. He was a divine link. God used him to bring his brother to Christ.
We are told that 90% of those who come to Christ in public meetings do so as a result of the witness of some close friend or relative. Are you available to be a divine link for the Lord? Are you building bridges to those who don’t yet know Jesus with a view to introducing them to Him?
Easter is just around the corner. Now is the time to keep those divine appointments with the lost. Make sure that when our Easter Celebrations come along you will be able to bring folk to the meetings to hear the gospel preached . Here is the link with all the details for you.
Don’t miss the opportunity to speak to your friends about Jesus. They’re counting on you!