I once knew an insurance man who told me that he frequented a popular local restaurant mainly “to shoot flies”—which, he explained, meant to look for prospective customers.
Yesterday I discovered a great place for believers to do so—a funeral home!
While sitting in the lobby of the funeral home waiting for Cynthia’s family to arrive for the visitation, I watched as two young ladies and a teenage boy came in looking for help. Their dad died that morning and they needed to make funeral arrangements.
Later I noticed them still in the parking lot. I asked the 17 year old young man how his dad had died—soon we were all talking together. I had the opportunity to go over the gospel with them and the joy of introducing the boy and his 22 year old sister to Christ. Their 25-year-old half-sister was already a believer and thrilled to have her siblings respond this way. It was some of the “easiest fruit to pick” I’ve seen in awhile!
So, next time I have a free afternoon, perhaps I’ll visit a local funeral home and hangout in the lobby! Well, I have to confess that I’ve seldom seen as busy an establishment as Mobile Memorial Gardens. There were four viewings going on at the time we were there. But you don’t have to be at a funeral home to find folks open to the gospel—you just have to have your antennas up and you mouth open! And the fruit is wonderful. Proverbs 11:30 is true, indeed.