Scattering Seeds… The Dental Chair
By Carri Pratt
Does anybody have any idea how difficult it is to share Jesus when you have a bite block, water hose, drill, and fingers in your mouth while your tongue feels like it is 4 inches thick?
This was my latest challenge. I had a root canal part one on Monday and was going back on Tuesday to finish up. A friend of mine asked if I had witnessed to my dentist and I had to say no! I put my knees to the floor and had a little conversation with God that went something like this, “Heavenly Father, I have a situation that I need some help with. How can I follow your command to share the good news of Your Son while getting a root canal?”
His answer? “Be quick” and “Go to Mardels.” Well, that seemed pretty easy. God knows all and in this case He knew Mardels would have a clearance rack with “The Case for Easter” blocking my path into the store.
As I sat down in the dental chair I immediately felt that nervous feeling that comes over you, much like right before a speaker goes onto the stage. Perhaps it is stage fright. A quick prayer to God and the Holy Spirit to take over and the dentist walks in. God said to act quickly so I did, “Dr.” I said, “Are you a Christian?” He looked at me a little surprised and then smiled. “Yes. I am. I’m Catholic.” I smiled back and we shared that brief glance of sisterhood/brotherhood appreciation for The King. Later I also spoke with his assistant, who was getting married and looking for a church. I gave them both a copy of the book I had purchased.
The lesson learned for me is to make sure I take a chance in all situations to encourage other believers and share Jesus with unbelievers. We never know who we are talking to unless we ask.
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying: Who should I send? Who will go for Us? I said: Here I am. Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 HCSB
Challenge: Take a chance in an uncomfortable situation to share the Good News of Christ Jesus our King.