It's Sunday. It's also Halloween. Those two things don't really seem to go together, do they? Here are two other things that don't seem to go together: the movie The Exorcist and salvation. But in my friend Martha's case, they did.
Martha was a young woman who didn't know God. Oh sure, she'd heard of him, but she didn't have a relationship with him. She didn't know what it meant to be saved by the blood of Christ. She lived her life looking out for herself, and she thought she was just fine.
Martha's been a Christian for quite a few years now. She loves God, teaches an adult Sunday school class, and sings in the choir. And while I'm sure you've probably never thought of a movie like The Exorcist as an evangelism tool, it worked for her. Just goes to prove... God can use anything for his own purposes.
Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.How about you? What's the most unexpected thing you've ever seen used for God's glory?
1 Corinthians 1:26-28 (NLT)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer AlLee is an author, former church secretary, and founder of The Pastor's Wife Speaks. You can find out more about her writing at http://www.jenniferallee.com/