Since I moved to MetroTown to do the street preaching by following His will, I stayed where the skytrain station is to meet the flow of the crowd.
I met several groups of homeless people as usual at the same place. There was a very young couple who became homeless since last October 2016. I tried to help them from time to time when I was able to diminish the enemy's arrows attacking my faith. Later on, came a German musician who played Gitar quite well. The people liked his music quite well and gave him a good portion of money. He told me that he made about $200 in good days and $150 in okay days. I was astonished how much money he made. yet, he still appeared as a homeless person. as we both stayed in the same area, whenever he came, he started to play without caring of my preaching there at all. Since he used a lound base speaker to boost his music, most of time, I could not preach by my mouth to compete his sound. I had to move to different spots to catch the break to talk to the commuters. During the winter days, he did not come on raining days. On those times, I felt easy as my voice could reach the people.
Then, in early March of 2017, I told him that he should consider the priority of the space using and he should respect my rights to use the area if I was there first. He told me that he paid nothing to that and he does what and when he wants. I was speechless and told him that a mutual respect is needed when we all share the same area to do our business. he told me "Fxxx off". I could not believe that he said that. As I considered that he was in a worse situation than mine, I kept silent.
Later in days, whenever he jammed in, I walked away to a far distance to save my throat. I did not want to confront him after he appeared in rude and ruthless.
unexpectedly, I did not see him for a few weeks. then, one sunny afternoon, he came back with a banded hand. I asked what happened to him. He told me that he went to see his son in a school as he divorced with his wife. The step father of his son found his unwelcome meeting with his son and ambushed him with a baseball club. He tried to protect him with his hand and got injured. He went to the hospital and reported to the police.
My heart was quite sad for him as he could hardly play his favorite music with his injured hand. a few of his fingers were broken. I had a little relief in my heart as I saw at that time, he was punished by his ruthless thoughts and minds against a common citizen who was preaching the good news. I did not rejoice in his suffering but paid much awe to my serving Almighty.
As the Lord teaches us not to rejoice when the evil one was punished, so I decided to buy a personal assistance to help me overcome the loud music problem if he continues to come to play. The reason for that was If it was true, I did not want this happen again as I felt that the consequence to him was beyond what I might have asked.
I had my PA. it works well with me. I can preach much further with a loud voice amplified by the PA. I carry this portable PA with me. People were astonished when they met me again with the PA. I was happy to speak to them with much penetration power. I have not seen this German Musician since April. I prayed for his recovery of his hand and fingers so that he can still play his favorite gitar music. I pray that God will forgive his sins and he might find the Salvation for his soul. He might forsake the drink and smoke and hold a normal life with his talent. Sometime, a person just need a little extra help to recover. May the Lord give him such opportunity to recover soon.
Here, I would like urge whoever read this story, fear the Lord and respect his sent servants. God cannot be mocked. No matter how rich you are, how strong you are, how knowledgeable you are, if you have no salvation for your soul from the Lord Christ Jesus, you are living in a dream. when you wake up from this dream, you will see your soul descending to a place that you never believed. That will be terribly sorrow. Worse is that there will be a second death awaiting for your soul. For the Son of Living God said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can go to the Father except through me." Do you believe Him and His Words? If you are ignorant, read His story in the Holy Bible. This world is evil and full of deceits, you must study hard, pray hard to know the Truth.
I pray that when you seek the Lord with your heart and mind, you will find Him. when you knock the door of the Salvation, the door will be open to you. May the Lord be praised in your heart when you find this Life giving Light. Amen forever more.