I did all this with great love. Now,
from time to time, when they see me on
the street, they speak to me as to a good
friend. I told them the importance of
humbling oneself before the Lord and
going to Him for forgiveness. “Only
when you come before the Lord,” I said,
“and say, ‘Oh Lord, I am a sinner; and I
come to you,’ can He forgive you for
what you’ve done.” I showed them how
to go before the Lord and ask for forgiveness, and I listened to them pray.
Then, to my surprise, I received an
invitation to their home. Their mother
was very nice to me. They asked me
many questions, including how I came
to know the Lord.
“Not from those many rabbinical
commentaries!” I replied. “No! I
came to know the Lord by reading
the Holy Bible.”
“This cannot be,” they said.
“Because it is not written about Him
[Jesus] in the Bible.”
“It is very clearly written about Him,”
I replied. If I showed them, they said,
they would follow me. “Do not follow
me,” I told them. “Follow Him.” I opened
my Bible to Isaiah 53 and asked them to
read verse 5, where it is written, “But He
was wounded for our transgressions, He
was bruised for our iniquities; the chas-
tisement for our peace was upon Him,
and by His stripes we are healed.”
They said they believed in the One
who came from Bethlehem. So I asked
them to read Micah 5:2: “But you,
Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are lit-
tle among the thousands of Judah, yet out
of you shall come forth to Me the One to
be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are
from of old, from everlasting.”
“Why,” one asked, “if it is so clearly
written here, are our rabbis against Him?”
“Sadly, they have grown up on the
fables of men, which have made them
blind to the truth that is written in
We had a good time together, and
now we are all good friends.
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