This past weekend my wife and I were having lunch at a local resturant, when all of a sudden a young woman sitting at the table behind us started crying. Immediatly I heard the Holy Spirit say, "Her dad just died, go speak to her." As I was putting together the words in my heart, what looked like the rest of her family came into the restraunt and stared to console her. I quietly walked up to their table and said, "I'm sorry to bother you but I could hear this young lady crying, and my heart was really hurting for her. If you don't mind me asking, did you lose someone?"
The family said yes, and that it was her father that passed away. Promptly I told her the good news of Jesus Christ, I told her family about the eternal life Christ offers us through faith in his payment of sins on the cross. And without hesitation they all joyfully said, "We know, we're Christian!" I felt a confirmation in the spirit and was lead to give them an encouraging word reminding them where her father is, and to use this time to lean on the Lord for comfort. As I finished speaking the Holy Spirit told me to pray for their healing and restoration. As I prayed I could see the brightness of the Holy Spirit rest upon them and lift burdens. After praying I saw their tears of sorrow turn to tears of comfort. Our converstaion ended in a lot of "thank yous", "God bless yous", and real smiles.
I saw how the Lord was able to comfort them, and used a complete stranger to remind them of Jesus' love in a time of need. My wife and I left that resturant in the joy of the Lord, and I was reminded of the first time I lost a family member. My wife and I talked about how much of a blessing it would have been to receive a word like that from the Lord! All I can say is that we were so happy we got to witness someone receive such a timly word from the Lord!
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."