What will you say if God suddenly opens the door for a spiritual conversation?


Hi, I’m Jodi, and I’ve come to believe that God opens doors when we least expect it.

I went over to our neighbor Doug’s house to watch football as we usually do. And I knew he had just returned from visiting his 89-year-old parents, and that it might be the last time he sees his dad, for his life was coming to the end. So I asked him, “How was your trip with your dad?”

And he said, “It was good, we got to spend some good quality time together. My mom was there most of the time, holding his hand. And at one point I overheard a conversation. My dad said, ‘Honey, I’m not sure that I’m going to heaven.’ And my mom squeezed his hand and said, ‘Oh, honey, you’re a good man.’”

And Doug said he didn’t know what to say. So he looked at me and said, “Jodi, what would you have said?”

And I responded, “Well, I probably would have read Romans 10:9 to him out of the Bible, that says, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, that you will be saved.”

Doug’s response was, “Is that it? That’s all you need to do?” And I said, “Yeah, that’s what the Bible says. So I probably would have asked him if he believed that and then prayed with him.”

With tears in his eyes, Doug said, “Wow, I need to go call my mom.”

So, when I least expected it — watching football on a Sunday afternoon with a neighbor that doesn’t invite spiritual conversations very often — God opened a door for us to have that great spiritual conversation.