God is all-powerful and all-knowing. He knows just how to orchestrate our lives so we will have the opportunities to share the gospel with others. How tragic that we are often so concerned with our own selfish needs that we are oblivious to the divine appointments God gives us.
Stop and think of people that you know who are lost. Think of how you’ve developed a relationship with them. It’s not by accident. It is the plan of God. How tragic that we “pass” on the opportunity to share Christ.
William Barclay writes of the year 1271, when Matteo Polo, the father of Marco Polo visited the great Kubla Khan, then the ruler of all China, India and the Far East. Polo made an excellent case for Christianity.
Kubla Khan was so intrigued by the claims of Christ that he said to Polo, “You send me a hundred men skilled in your religion and I shall be baptized and all my subjects will study Christianity too. There will then be more Christians in the East than in the West.”
Unfortunately, no Christian missionaries returned to Khan’s realm for 30 years. When three finally arrived, Khan was dead and the door was closed.
What a different world we would live in if China, India and the rest of the East were Christian nations. Don’t let the door of opportunity close in your life. Make the most of your divine appointments.