I went for a stroll this morning in a state park in North Jersey (literally on the NJ/NY border, not too far from where I live). There was nobody there, complete silence, only the birds. I soaked in the invigorating solitude.
After the stroll before I drove home, I figured I would go for a country jaunt to enjoy the spring scenery (I’m a journey guy). As I was driving and taking in the lush forest, it could not had been more than a mile or two and out of nowhere I saw an entry sign to a side road that read, “Jehovah’s Witnesses World Headquarters.” I was taken back a bit to come across this and seeing the behemoth world headquarters up high on a hill in the middle of this forest. I had always known that their headquarters were in New York, but I had no idea it was a stone throw away from where I live.
So I figured, since they have been coming to my door step for decades, I would return the favor. Without getting into details I was able to share the gospel with one gentleman explaining the Gospel and how the Bible identifies Jesus as Jehovah. Pray that God will use this encounter somehow to bring this person to saving faith in Jesus.
This experience, as with so many times in my life it seems, God teaches me to “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season” (2 Tim 4:2). Admittedly, this was a more striking instance, where one moment I was engrossed in my solitude without a soul around me, and the next finding myself at the gate of a worldwide religion preaching the gospel. Always be prepared.