Simon, one of our staff members in the United Kingdom, was not having a good day. His spirits were a bit low, so he went for a quick walk around the small park behind his house. Through the light drizzle, he started to see creation, nothing fancy…just plants…water…sky…dogs… birds… animals…. But the night before, he had been thinking about Genesis 1, and his spirits lifted a little as he engaged with the tranquility of creation.
Soon, he ran into Ray,* a secular Jewish man whom Simon knew well. They walked and talked for a while and then they bumped into Tina,* the park gardener who had recently come to faith and was full of the joy of the Lord! The love of Jesus burst out of Tina as she again spoke to Ray about Jesus, his Jewish Messiah. Seeing this, Simon’s spirits rose a little more! As they parted, Simon promised to send Ray a book called Hitler’s Will, which tells the story of a Jewish man who found written evidence of Hitler’s ambitions and intentions for the Jewish people that were used as evidence at Nuremburg. By the time Simon returned home, he was full of hope and threw himself into his Bible study with joy and energy!