Tonight, I met up with Chris again. He had asked for a Bible yesterday, so I asked the desk agent in the hotel if I could take one of the Gideon Bibles—he told me that was fine.
Last night, as I prayed with Chris, I said, “God, we know you are a God of the natural and the supernatural, and I am praying for a miracle. I pray that you would make the way for Chris to find his way home so he can get his life back on track.”
We talked for a while over a bite to eat, but he had to go. He told me he was scoping out a place to sleep outside the bus station last night when a man walked up to him and handed him something. “Here.” he said. “I don’t need this anymore—maybe you can use it.” He opened it up to find a one-way ticket to Mississippi. As he unfolded the ticket and showed it to me, his eyes filled with tears. “God sent this to me, I’m certain of it.” he said. After we ate, I prayed with him and sent him on his way.
A $108 dollar ticket was handed to him last night, and he is heading back to Mississippi this evening.
Folks, I know this sounds like a made-up fairy tale, but that’s only because our supernatural God is at work. I am convinced that if I had not heeded the call of the Holy Spirit yesterday, none of this would have ever happened.
When Chris left me last night, he asked, “Why were you so eager to not only feed me, and buy me clothes, but to sit and eat and talk with me as well?” I simply replied, “For I was hungry, and ye gave me no meat…naked, and ye clothed me not…”
The words of Jesus in Matthew 25:42-46:
“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”