I opened the door and there stood a girl in a pink shirt and khaki pants. I was confused.
"Can I use your phone?"
"Uh...sure, let me get it for you. Come on in."
My mind immediately fixated on what I read earlier about discipleship and multiplication.
This mysterious girl walked into my living room as I walked back to my room to get my phone.
I handed the phone to her and stood against the door jamb leading to the kitchen. She called her friend. She sounded lost. She sounded like her friend wasn't really her friend.
My mind immediately fixated on how much this girl needed the Gospel.
"Can I call my Mom?"
"Oh yeah, totally fine. Go ahead."
Her conversation with her mom was steeped in rebellion and disrespect. It reminded me of me before I knew the Lord. It reminded me of me on so many regretful occasions with my mom after I knew my Savior.
My mind immediately fixated on how I know the Gospel and the Lord commands me to share it with the world. The Great Commission is for all believers. "Go and make disciples."
"Can I call my friend? She tried to call me while I was on the phone with my mom."
Her conversation was one of despair and lack of a true friendship.
I tried to pay attention whilst praying, "Lord, allow this door to be open. Allow me to connect with her."
I found out she lives in the Virginia apartments right up the street. She is in 7th grade and yet is supposed to be in 9th grade. Her name is Sarah B. and she does not like her last name.
"Do you have a phone charger?"
"Yeah, let me go get it...I don't know if it'll fit your phone....but we can try...what kind of phone do you have?....um, let's plug it in here...."
I muttered all this on the way to my room and back to the living room. [Yes, I talk a lot, and oftentimes it is very purposeless] The charger fit. She turned on her phone.
"So I don't know if you would like to hang out sometime or something...uh, I'm glad you stopped by. Maybe we can exchange numbers and get together and talk sometime."
"Yeah, that sounds good. I have a lot of college friends so yeah, we should do that. What's your number?"
We exchanged numbers.
My joy about this possible friendship grew at this willingness.
"Could I borrow this for awhile? I can bring it back when I come over to Josh's house to play. He lives right next door." She said while pointing to the phone charger.
"Um, well um, yeah if I can have your number."
I got her number. I invited her to the spaghetti dinner on Friday. Maybe she'll be able to go. Maybe I'll be able to share the Gospel with her. If I never hear from her again, all it will cost me is my phone charger. A small risk to take for the opportunity to have some relational evangelism.