A few weeks ago, while I was on the road, I was at a restaurant eating lunch with a few people from the church I was playing at. When our waiter was at our table I was joking around with him and just having a good time. The waiter joked back a little but was very busy and couldn’t talk a lot. Towards the end of lunch while he was finishing up with us, someone from the church that was there with us invited him to the concert that night and he said he would come. Now…..I don’t want to sound negative, but a lot of people say they will come to the concerts and NEVER do. Well, this situation was different.
At the concert that night somewhere around my third or fourth song, I saw the waiter walk in and sit down in the back. The concert went well and it was a fun night. After the concert was done, he came up and we talked for a few minutes, I gave him a CD and he left. A few minutes went by and I started packing up and he returned and we talked for a few minutes and then he went to leave again and turned around and came up to me and gave me a big hug. He told me he was having the worst week of his life and the concert and what I said during the concert was exactly what he needed to hear.
The Pastor of the church was standing right near me the whole time and was part of our lunch crew, so he knew who this guy was. The Pastor pulled him aside and had a chance to talk to him one on one. After I was done tearing down my equipment and getting ready to leave, the Pastor told me that he prayed to receive Christ at the concert and that he is very excited about getting hooked up in that church. I never asked the Pastor why he was having such a bad week, to be honest, it’s none of my business, but I was very excited to see him respond to the Gospel.
Each year, God blesses this ministry to see hundreds and hundreds of people receive Christ as their Savior. I am always excited about that and that is why we do what we do. But this story is a lesson to all of us, that ministry isn’t just Pastors, or it isn’t just people in ministry and people on stage, it is sometimes as simple as being nice to someone. Show people God’s love in EVERYTHING you do and you will see Him do awesome things.
Thanks for your time,