Several years ago I boarded the CTA subway
train to O'Hare airport for a business trip. It was early morning...
8:30 am flight. I boarded at Madison Street and was
greeted by an older slim black man dressed in a sharp suit and tie.
With a warm smile, he said "This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it". I replied with a hearty
With each of numerous stops as people boarded,
this man greeted everyone with words of God's love and
encouragement... He spoke of God's love and prayed that every one
present would enjoy the blessing of God and encouraged each to give
their lives to His care. Soon the train car was full.
With each verse this man spoke, I answered
with a with complementary bible verse. We co-preached to the
commuters all the way from downtown Chicago to O'Hare airport...
about a 40 minute ride.
Most people seemed to ignore us but that
didn't matter. We each knew that "God's word is alive and
filled with power!", and continued preaching.
The smile on his mans face as I echoed his
preaching answering with God's words spoke volumes to me. He
knew as did I, that proclaiming God's word in faith with love sticks
to the hearts of all that hear it.
This man became all the more bold to speak as
I replied with bible verse.... Holding his bible, with eyes closed,
he prayed for those present... I added my prayers speaking bible
verses out loud. He and I were as of one spirit and voice
pouring forth God's love to the people on the train. It was a
Sharing God's word in public voice is a
daring, bold, and righteous deed. I admire my friend for his
ministry and am glad to have co-preached with him that morning.
Upon arrival at the airport we embraced
hugging each other knowing we were brothers enjoying the delight of
declaring God's word to the world in the spirit of love.
That hug was precious to me. Hope he
treasures the memory as much as I do. God bless your
ministry my friend.