I was trying to open a new account at Wells Fargo and the bank officer needed me to get some additional information. When I returned, I had to start the process over with a new banker, named Alicia. I was grumpy. When Alicia asked me about the booklet I was carrying I said, “It is to train Christians how to lead people to Christ” with very little enthusiasm. I was still grumpy.
She wanted to know more. That’s when God kind of thumped me. So I said, “It is to help people know how to experience forgiveness, eternal life and a personally relationship with God.” She was interested and told me that she had not been to church in years. I explained there was a big difference between Churchianity and Christianity, between religious activities and rituals and a personal relationship with Christ.
She wanted to know more so I asked for a piece of paper in order to draw the Bridge Diagram for her. She gave me a post-it. I drew out the infinite separation between God and man on a post-it! When I finished she said she wanted to cross over into a relationship with God. I explained the prayer. She wanted me to lead her in a prayer but she couldn’t leave. Her desk was in the midst of eight other busy desks in the banking section.
So I said, “let’s just keep talking the way we are and I’ll give you the words to say, and you say them silently in your heart to God.” I did and she did, holding back the tears in her eyes. After I went assurance of her salvation, there was much joy in her heart. That night she shared the Bridge Diagram with her husband and the next day she told me that they would be coming to our church that weekend. Amazing! God replaced one bank officer for another so I could tell her about Christ, but then he had to thump a grumpy me to get my attention.