Talking to AMSTERDAM
Once again coming across old literature, caused me to look back on my evangelistic visits to Amsterdam.
Flying to the Netherlands, my wife’s home country.
I would ‘tithe’ a week per year, of my holidays from work, to go on the streets and into cafes etc. to engage in conversations with all kinds of people. Wherever I found a willing, listening ear.
And of course it takes all sorts to make a world.
I took an 8-person team there once for the same reason.
Otherwise I usually went with a friend or a few times on my own. I of course acquired friends who lived in Amsterdam and would sometimes work with others in local churches.
‘Gossiping the gospel’ as it is sometimes referred to.
It’s been a while since I was last there, on such a mission.
I wonder how empty Amsterdam is at the moment?
Those were enjoyable times. It appealed to my ‘hippie’ personality, (if there is such a thing).
Any Christians reading this post, might inform me, if hitting the streets (pre-covid 19) to spread the gospel of Christ, is still on the agenda?
If so, let me know of such outreaches that you know of, so my enthusiasm for the younger-generation-servants-of-Christ, can be boosted, knowing the baton is still being carried.
Putting seeds-in-motion, was my foundational motivation, in going to the streets of Amsterdam.
The bible tells us that one sows, another waters – but God alone can give the increase of the shared message of the gospel. (I Cor. 3/6)
If there was ever a time (though there always has been), when the good news of God’s love is greatly needed in a world staggering around in zombi-like fashion, needing answers – it is now.
Now indeed is the accepted time (II Corinthians 6/2).
I enjoyed my times encountering all kinds of weird and wonderful people, and of course, had the bonus of going to visit the art galleries.😎
As the old cliche goes: ‘I’m not as young as I used to be…’
But watch me as I slap my wrists and tell myself: ‘That’s no excuse – get out there.’
Anybody want to go with me?
See you post-covid 19!