Airports are intriguing places, especially international, larger airports. People are everywhere, strolling along, in a hurry, eating, talking, captivated by their smartphones or ipads, trying to get through security and various other ingredients of airport life ultimately with a ticketed destination. I love watching people and talking to total strangers. How interesting it is to find out where they are from, where they are headed, and why they are travelling to their declared destination. My wife and daughters chuckle at me because I ask questions and get to know folks in such a way that the next step would be an invitation to come home with us. If their life has taken them to any destination near where I have lived or have relatives, these complete strangers and I have just about become kinfolk! J
Without sounding off here, the truth is, I have a destination. I am trying to break down barriers to get an opportunity to share with them the Theme of themes, the Journey of all journeys, the King of all kings, and the Lord of all lords . . . the Savior of lost souls, the Lord Jesus Christ. As I said to someone recently, “I will probably never see you again, but I sure want to know that I’ll see you in heaven.” Often this opens the door for the gospel, and at least, a gospel tract.
Today, you may not be in an airport, but you will probably be around a lot of people. What will be the destination of your conversations?