It 's been many years now since the story first surfaced and went viral. A 92-year-old woman, Pauline Jacobi, witnessed God's saving grace to a man who intended to rob her and then proceeded to talk him out of his would be plans. Now that's evangelization! Somehow I missed the story when it first happened and have just recently stumbled upon her great example of evangelization. A story so inspiring that, thanks to our modern media, the video continues to circulate today.
When, watching the video of her story below the first thing I noticed was the Bible verse she was quoting. So I did a quick internet search and found it
"My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land". 2 Chronicles 7:14 NAB
A fitting verse for the predicament that Ms. Jacobi found herself in. After watching the video for the third and fourth time, I kept finding myself pulled back into the story. I did some checking. I found Ms. Jacobi made it to heaven in 2011. I couldn't find anything about the man who perpetrated the almost robbery. Yet, I still couldn't let the story go. I kept feeling drawn back to the Bible verse
So I went back and opened the Bible and read the passage in its entirety.
"Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually " 2 Chronicles 7:15-16
Aha! I needed to see those words, for they were the inspiration that I needed to finally move forward and publish this blog. I had been postponing the publication of this blog for months now, worrying about whether I was using the best platform, whether I had the logo just perfect and about whether I had anything of value to add to the blogging world.
Prayer is all around us. Countless prayers and testaments of faith are offered in the vastness of this digital land. He has chosen and consecrated this house, this (not so) new world of the web, that his name may be there forever. With open eyes and ears, we will encounter unending opportunities to witness to all in this digital land.
Thank you, Ms. Jacobi for letting God use you that day and for all the days yet to come as your story lives on in the vastness of the web. After all, to paraphrase you a bit, Jesus is in this digital world with us and goes everywhere we go.
And so there go I...
Evangelizing the digital continent!
We each may be only one person, but together we are
all part of one body.
What is Embedded Faith? Simply put, this is a "gralog" (graphics + blog) providing images and thoughts to evangelize the digital continent.
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