Recently I was on a brief rest trip with my dear wife. On the 4 hour flight to our destination I did some reading in the Psalms and wrote out some notes. After passing by my seat a few times the stewardess stopped and mentioned that she was in a women’s Bible class. She said she was just talking to the other stewardess about Bible study and mentioned she was taking a leave of absence to go on a one year mission trip. Briefly we encouraged each other.
On the return trip a young lady sat beside me. I prayed, telling God I was available to talk to her if He so led. She was tired and quickly dozed off for most of the trip, then watched a movie on her ipad. It didn’t appear we were going to have a conversation.
As we approached the landing I asked her where she was from, and that started a brief conversation. Her husband was in the army on his third tour of service in Afghanistan. She was returning from a business trip. She saw me studying the Bible and writing notes during the trip so she asked if I was a pastor?
Obviously there wasn’t much time, but I found out she was attending a Bible believing church even though she and her family were from a different religion. I encouraged her to keep going to the church and then asked if she had ever made a commitment to Jesus Christ or was that something she was still searching for? She said she was still searching, so I gave her my business card and suggested a book I felt would help her in her search.
Both conversations were triggered by reading the Bible in a public setting. Try it sometime.