Has it really been almost two months since we have posted anything? I’m incredulous. I am extremely grateful that God has poured out His blessings upon us with a faithfulness far exceeding ours. I suppose I should begin by sharing our experience at the retirement home last Saturday.
This is a home run by Dominican nuns as part of their missionary work here in Quebec. (They are originally from Europe.) The programme was about an hour long, beginning with ¾ of an hour of music. Both the residents and the nuns seemed to greatly enjoy listening to the music, especially when the younger ones played.
The music was followed by a Gospel chalk talk, “The Captain of my Ship”, or rather, « Le Capitaine de mon Bateau », as this was a French home. In this chalk talk, two stories are told from the lives of the 12 disciples in which they had to make Christ the Captain of their “ship”. At the conclusion, I give an invitation to ask Christ into their life and to make Him the Captain of their “ship”.
We also handed out New Testaments to anyone who wanted to learn more about Christ. Of the 30 or so people present, approximately two dozen people took them, including several of the nuns.
I do not know whether anyone was saved as a direct result of our music and chalk talk, but I do know that the Word of God is powerful, and the Lord will use it to bring forth His purpose and accomplish His intent. We can plant the seed of truth, but only God can make it grow and bear fruit.
Isaiah 55:11 “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”