That’s why they call it Good News
At the close of a retreat last weekend, Camilla* came to me surrounded by her posse. All weekend I had talked about transformation and invited the audience to take one step closer to Jesus. Camilla wanted to know what her next step with Jesus should be.
She said, “I’m not all that close to Jesus, what do I do?”
“That depends. Tell me more. Have you received Jesus as Savior and gone cold?” I asked.
“No,” she said, “I haven’t ever done that.”
“Are you ready to do that now?”
The women standing around her held their position, their encouragement, and their breath.
“Yeah, I think I am,” she said. “What do I do?”
I said, “Put your hand in the air and say, ‘I say yes to Jesus.’”
She tried. The words got stuck. Her eyes leaked. Her face reddened. Then after about three minutes of trying to choke it out, she put her hand in the air, and stammered, “I say yes to Jesus!”
We all whooped and shouted and hugged her.
The process begins with the first step.