A Little Girl Lost

Sharing Jesus

At the closing of my “Walk to Emmaus” I declared, “I’m going to tell everyone I meet about Jesus.” That was eight months before a car wreck severed my spinal cord.


It took me a few years to believe my family still loved me. Through them and friends, I felt God’s love for me. As I slowly healed, I regained function in my arms. I learned to write and type with an adaptive splint on my right wrist. It was a slow and tedious process.

I attempted to lead small groups in the churches we pastored and each time I failed. I took a Basic Lay Speaking class. Everyone took notes and gave their talks. I thought, “What am I doing here? I can’t write fast let alone take notes,” and “I can’t talk and breathe well.”

I typed my testimony and handed a copy to every person who listened to my verbal telling of Jesus in my life. When I left a store, restaurant, or anywhere else without sharing my Jesus my heart was broken.

In one small group, we were discussing bringing the lost to Christ. I despondently said, 
“I’ve never lead anyone to Christ.”

A friend responded, “Oh, but Berta you plant seeds. When you get to heaven, you will see many people who came to Christ through the words you shared.

“What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth” (1 Corinthians 3:5-6 NIV).

In Christ,

Berta
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Comments on: "Sharing Jesus" (4)

  1. !st Corinthians 3:5-6 we were explained about this in Bible study today..I relate to you when you say you failed on small groups…. I feel that way trying to teach Sunday School.. I felt i never got the message across to the children… I believe that i tried to teach a lot to a young group…you do a very awesome job on your devotions on life.. I almost feel like you have led people to Christ….. I think everyone plants seeds God knows what he's doing all the time and we Trust in him..I know you do by reading your devotions.. “May God Bless” and thanks for adding me back and sharing this….MAWOY ALWAYS!

  2. Marjorie,
    I thank you for your encouraging words. I have been ill for a while and find myself struggling for words to share.
    In Christ,
    Berta

  3. Berta, your powerful words will live on, even after you've gone to be with Jesus. You may even be leading someone to Jesus from heaven!! You have a special gift and God will use in ways you'll not know til you see Him!! You are allowing Jesus to use you and that is all that matters. God Loves You!!

  4. stiffneck,
    Thank you for this blessing. I covet your prayers.
    In Christ,
    Berta

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