The Man from George Street, Part 2
A number of years ago in a Baptist church in Crystal Palace in southern London, the Sunday morning service was closing and a stranger stood up in the back, raised his hand; he said, “Excuse me, pastor; can I share a little testimony?” The pastor looked at his watch. He said, “You’ve got three minutes.” And this man proceeded. He said, “I’ve just moved into this area. I used to live in another part of London. I came from Sydney in Australia. And just a few months back I was visiting some relatives and I was walking down George Street, you know where George Street is in Sydney—it runs from the business hub out to the rocks, the colonial area.” And he said, “A strange little white-haired man stepped out of a shop, put a pamphlet in my hand and said, ‘Excuse me, sir, are you saved? If you die tonight, are you going to heaven?’” He said, “I was astounded by those words! Nobody had ever told me that. I thanked him courteously, and all the way on British Airlines, back to Heathrow, this puzzled me. I called a friend who lived in this new area where I’m living now, and thank God he was a Christian; he led me to Christ. And I am a Christian, and I want to fellowship here.” And Baptists love testimonies like that! Everyone applauded and welcomed him into the fellowship.