My Tongue Was Stuck
I was in a grocery store and going about my day pretty easily, but with a bit of anxiety. I had just heard a very hard testimony that got me on edge. But God was faithful!
The store did not have many customers. So, I had my choice of cashiers. I was still on edge, so I simply placed my cart in the lane of the nearest one. I thought, “I guess this is where you led me to check out, God.”
The young man checking my groceries had an unusual name. I asked him where he was from. He said he was from Nepal. I told him that was very interesting. My heart wanted to tell him about Jesus, but my mouth would not open.
Next came a very young girl to sack my groceries. I asked her what her name was. When she told me, I responded that it was a very sweet name. I wanted to tell her about Jesus too, but my tongue wouldn’t move.
Then the store was filled with customers. There were too many people lined up behind me. I looked at the cashier and the young girl sacking my groceries. My tongue wouldn’t move, and with all the people closely around me, I didn’t have a chance to tell either one about Jesus.
I walked out of the store and was about to reach my car. I looked up, and that young girl who was sacking my groceries was outside. She looked like she was in a hurry, and she was coming toward me.
She stretched out her hand and before she could say anything, she gave me my credit card. “Oh my, thank you.” I said to her. She was in a hurry to get back to work. I didn’t know what to say. My tongue was still stuck.
As she started rushing toward the store, I said, “Ahhh … you are such a sweet girl. Do you live around here? Do you go to a church?”
“Yes, I do live around here. No, I don’t [go to a church].”
I then said, “Do you know God?”
She responded, “No.”
“You must have some idea as to who He is. He must be dealing with your heart; surely, it is why you were able to bring my credit card to me.”
“That must be true,” she replied.
“Do you know how to know Him?” I asked.
“No,” she admitted.
“Would you like to know?” I asked her.
“Yes, I would,” she said.
“I will tell you how. You simply have to talk to Him. Just ask Him. I will help you.” I started to pray. Then she started to pray with me, believing in Jesus as her Saviour, repenting of her sins, and giving her life to Him.
Afterward, she smiled ever so joyfully and thanked me deeply. We hugged. She was now in no hurry to get back to work. She just kept thanking me with a glorious smile!
“Lord, how was it that I had simply given up talking to either the cashier or the sacker! I was so down that I just couldn’t open my mouth to talk about You. As I was walking to the car, I was so sad that I did not tell either one of them about You.”
“But, YOU, oh Saviour of Souls, heard my heart, and You were not going to let me leave without a soul! I was so surprised! You brought the soul to me when I thought all was over, and I had lost the opportunity! Oh, Lover of Souls, how You love the lost! Thank You, Messiah, for the opportunity. May You be glorified!”
For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. - Matthew 18:11
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. - Luke 19:10
And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation. - Psalm 35:9
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 1 John 4:14
I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue. Psalm 66:17
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord. Proverbs 16:1
To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude 1:25
All scripture is KJV.