We saw an angel out on Mill Ave this last Saturday. I've seen a lot of interesting things on Mill Ave over the years - a guy walking his wolf, girls parading around in their underwear, various atheists attempting to prove ... well, nothing I guess. I've seen people who call themselves "Christian" and then curse at us with language that would make a sailor blush.
I've even seen people who claim to be angels (one told us
he could kill us), but this is the first one that I saw with wings and a halo.
I went over to find out what he was doing out there and took a picture.
turns out that his name was Javier, and he was out there with a young girl named
Anna. They had come out to recite something that he had written, and she had a
snare drum with her. They were bringing a message of love, and asking people to
put aside political differences in the name of
After we listened to their message, I told them that we were taking a
slightly different view, that the greatest problem in the world today is sin.
asked Anna and Javier if they would consider themselves to be "good" people, and
they said, "yes, pretty much." So I took them through some of the Ten
Commandments. We found that they both admitted to being lying, coveting thieves
and adulterers-at-heart. They both agreed that, judged by this standard, they
would be found guilty by the Almighty Judge of the universe and would be
destined for hell. I explained the Gospel to them, how God had made a way to
keep all of us out of the hell that we deserve by paying the fine for us and the
two things we must do in order for that sacrifice to pertain to us. We must
repent of our sins, turning away from them, stop committing them. We should
hate those sins we once loved as much as God has always hated them. Then we
trust in Jesus Christ alone for the payment of our sins, submitting our lives to Him.
They understood, and I gave them each a tract to take with them and maybe
check out the Living Waters website for more witnessing tools.
Other than that, it was a pretty average night on Mill Ave. We distributed
some tracts and talked to a few others, planting seeds of the Gospel.
Soli Deo Gloria