Greeting

We recently had the opportunity to share the gospel with a man with whom we were conducting personal business. We had listened to him over a two-day period. During that time he had dropped comments about his religion. Rather than pouncing on him with a witness each time the topic surfaced, we waited patiently until our business was completed. At that time, we thanked him for his work and asked if we might have a few minutes more of his time. We briefly and clearly summarized the gospel. By referring to his previous comments, we bridged the truth of salvation to his familiar world. We did not push for a decision but left him with a specific verbal explanation of the gospel as well as an appropriate tract. He listened quietly and attentively. He thanked us for our kindness as we finished. Being always ready to share the gospel does not necessitate abandoning social graces. We may accomplish more by remembering the advice in Proverbs 25:11, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.”

We trust that the articles in this issue of Synergy will serve as golden apples for you.In service with you,
John and Daria Greening,
GARBC