Tuesday, May 15, 2007
We were out on the streets last night things are starting to get a lot busier which is really good. We prayed, talked to number of workers and hung out in a few bars. At about 2am we decided to go home and as we walked along the street 3 of us were stopped by a lap dancer who remembered us from last year. She was deeply distressed about the disappearance of this young girl Madeline in Portugal, we chatted for a while and asked her if she would pray for Madeline, so she did.
Whilst this was all happening I got offered some Khetamine from a drug dealer, (Khetamine is a horse tranquiliser that is rapidly becoming a very popular drug)
Whilst she held my friend Steve’s hand the lap dancer told us how she felt God just didn’t like her, Steve reassured her that He loved her and cared about her, it wasn’t a deep moment as she was pretty drunk, but it’s a start. We will see her again and talk some more. So many people think that God couldn’t possibly like them and it’s our job to reassure them that he does. I wonder if it's guilt or a deep inner unhappiness that makes people think this way? Or maybe we have, as christians, given them cause to believe that God is judgemental, that he frowns on them, that he stands over them tutting and frowning, rather than weeping and loving.
I have been thinking about the PR’s who work in the west end their job is to be chatting outgoing and persuasive they have to use all there skills to get people to come and drink in their bar. In many ways they are un-redeemed missionaries they have a heart to travel and are fantastic at talking to people. If they become Christians they would be the best missionaries in the world. We pray that God would redeem them and bring to the fore their gifts and use to travel and spread a different kind of message.
See the good in people and then call it out of them, that’s what we are here for.
Psalm 139 springs to mind!
at 6:40 PM